Swim & Dive Close Home Competition with Viking Classic

Swim & Dive Close Home Competition with Viking Classic

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - Rounding out the seventh annual Viking Classic, the Berry College men's and women's swimming and diving teams finished second and third, respectively on Saturday afternoon.

BERRY COLLEGE MEN'S TEAM RESULTS: 

• The men's team finished second to only Birmingham-Southern College, scoring 612 points in the meet. 
• The Viking's relay team of Mac Stovall, Jackson Parker, Garrison Bemis and Joey Ellwanger started the meet with a 1:28.34 first place finish in the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay. The same relay team added an additional first place finish in the 400-Yard Medley Relay, as well as the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay also. 
• Robbie Ellwanger finished first in the 100-Yard Breaststroke 1:00.42.
• Bemis finished first as well in the 100-Yard Backstroke in 55.12.
• Bemis, Stovall and Parker finished first, second and third, respectively in the 50-Yard Freestyle in 22.04, 22.60 and 22.70.
• Stovall then led the group in the 100-Yard Freestyle with a 48.95 first place finish.
• Bemis, Stovall and both Ellwangers also added an additional first place finish in the 200-Yard Medley Relay in 1:38.47.

BERRY COLLEGE WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS:

• The women's team finished third with 546.5 points, behind both Birmingham-Southern College and Converse College.
• Sarah Pierce started the Vikings off with a win in the 500-Yard Freestyle in 5:23.09.
• Josie Hadaway added a first place finish in the 200-Yard Individual Medley Relay as well, finishing in 2:12.43. Hadaway also finished first in the 200-Yard Breaststroke as well in 2:31.87.
• Frankie Reda and Sydney Partlow led the Berry College women's diving team, finishing first and second, respectively in the one-meter diving. Reda finished with 349.35 points, while Partlow finished with 269.25 points.

UP NEXT:
The Vikings will travel to Birmingham, Ala. for the Southern Athletic Association Conference Championships beginning on Wednesday, February 8.