By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Berry College men's and women's swimming and diving teams remain fourth overall following day three of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Conference Championship.
BERRY COLLEGE WOMEN'S SWIM & DIVE RESULTS:
- Sarah Pierce finished second in the 200-Yard Freestyle preliminary round, swimming a PR 1:56.20 to move on to the event finals. Pierce then dropped another second to finish third overall in 1:55.69.
- Josie Hadaway finished fifth in the prelims of the 100-Yard Breaststroke, swimming a 1:09.43. Hadaway then dropped three seconds to finish third overall in 1:06.51, earning a bronze medal in the event.
- Cedar Hawks also advanced to the finals in the 100-Yard Backstroke for the Vikings, finishing seventh overall in 1:01.97 in the preliminary round. Hawks finished the night strong, placing third in the event finals in 1:01.42.
- Berry's 200-Yard Medley Relay team of Hawks, Josie Hadaway, Pierce and Leigh Hadaway finished the night with a new school record fourth place swim of 1:51.46.
BERRY COLLEGE MEN'S SWIM & DIVE RESULTS:
- Will Walker placed third in the 100-Yard Butterfly prelims and finals, swimming a 52.27 and a 51.46, respectively.
- Mac Stovall also placed fifth in both the 100-Yard Butterfly prelims and finals, swimming a 53.30 and a 52.63 on the night.
- In the 200-Yard Freestyle, Joey Ellwanger placed third in the prelims, advancing to the finals with a time of 1:44.10. Ellwanger then placed fourth overall in the event, finishing in 1:44.07.
- Robbie Ellwanger swam a 59.11 100-Yard Breaststroke to place third in the prelim round. He then swam a 57.82 in the final to take home the first SAA Championship title for the Vikings.
- Garrison Bemis finished fifth in the prelims of the 100-Yard Backstroke in 53.60. Bemis medaled in the event finals, placing third in 52.67.
- Berry's women's team remains in fourth with 346 points, while the men's team remains in fourth with 336 points.
- Birmingham-Southern College continues to top the leaderboard, remaining in first on both the men's and women's sides.