Centre men finish second, women win Asbury Invitational
The women scored 924 points in the meet to finish first out of five participating schools. Asbury was second (851) followed by Campbellsville (276), Bethel (37) and St. Catharine (2).
The meet got started on somewhat of a bad note for the women with the 200 freestyle relay team getting disqualified for an early take off after winning the event.
After that the women never really looked back with senior Colleen Maggard (Paris, Ky.) and sophomore Clark Weber (Louisville, Ky.) winning three events each. Freshman Hadley Judson (Atlanta, Ga.), senior Laura Walton (Lexington, Ky.) and sophomore Meghan Holiday (Newark, Del.) also won individual events.
"I didn't really expect to win on the women's side," Centre head coach Dean Brownley said.
"We are a little top heavy and don't have as much depth as we have had in the past few years. I was really proud of how the girls competed and fought for every point. It is a real tribute to them to be able to step up and win this meet."
The men were second out of four teams with 904 total points. Asbury won on the men's side with 947 points, while Bethel was third with 58 points and St. Catharine was fourth with 56 points.
Junior Ryan Rougeux (Louisville, Ky.) won both diving events to highlight the men's side.
"Our men's team sets up well for invitational settings because we are so deep. I was really proud of the guys for hanging in there without winning an event. I think that we lost the meet by 43 points and when the scoring is in the 900's it is a lot closer than it sounds."
The Colonels will take some time off for finals and then resume competition during their training trip to St. Petersburg, Fla. December 31.