Swim teams victorious against Rhodes
On the men's side, freshman John Kelley (Cincinnati, Ohio) took the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:44.41. Freshman Jess Pritchett (Louisville, Ky.) won the 50-yard freestyle in 23:01. Senior Shawn Malony (Owensboro, Ky.) picked up two wins at tonight's meet in the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.67) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.22).
Freshman Zach Bush (Louisville, Ky.) picked up first place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:06.74. Junior Stuart Cowley (Lexington, Ky.) won the 100-yard freestyle in 51:60. Freshman Eric Thompson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) won the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 1:59.64 and junior Ryan Rougeux (Louisville, Ky.) was the high scorer in the 1m diving competition.
The Centre men also added a relay win, as senior Stewart Lowery (Newport News, Va.), freshman Nathan Kwan (San Jose, Calif.), senior Aaron Edwards (Henderson, Ky.) and sophomore Knox McConnell (Lexington, Ky.) took the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:44.08.
On the women's side, junior Holly Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) picked up the first individual win for the Colonels in the 1000-yard freestyle, taking it in 11:23.27. Senior Colleen Maggard (Paris, Ky.) won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25:25. Sophomore Caroline Washnock (Greer, S.C.) took the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:21.65.
Senior Laura Walton (Lexington, Ky.) won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:17.19. Sophomore Clark Weber (Louisville, Ky.) won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:15.85. Junior Tayllor Vetter (Lexington, S.C.) turned in an excellent performance in the 20-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:32.99.
Freshman Hadley Judson (Atlanta, Ga.) capped off the individual wins for Centre by taking the 500-yard freestyle in 5:25.69. Judson helped the 400-yard freestyle relay team erase a three-second deficit with a time of 54:73 in the final leg of the race.
"Any time that you can win against a conference opponent it is a good win," said head coach Dean Brownley. "Rhodes is going to be pretty good as the year progresses and we caught them at the right time. They are not very deep but have some talent that is going to challenge some people."
Because of the home playoff football game, Saturday's upcoming meet against Franklin and Campbellsville has been moved up to 9:30 a.m.