Ellwanger Earns Gold as Berry Closes Day Three in Birmingham

Ellwanger looks to the board to see himself winning the 100 Breaststroke
Ellwanger looks to the board to see himself winning the 100 Breaststroke

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.

OVERALL RESULTS:

  • 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. 

 

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