Swim & Dive Closes Competition at Viking Classic

Swim & Dive Closes Competition at Viking Classic

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - Haley Brown finished as the women’s high point leader, as both the Berry College men’s and women’s swim and dive teams finished second overall at the Viking Classic on Saturday.

The meet marked the final in the Cage Center for the season, as Berry will gear up for the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Conference Championship on February 14th-17th at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Prior to today's afternoon session, Berry's 10 seniors were recognized by family and teammates.

Berry got an early look at Birmingham-Southern at the Viking Classic, who they will swim against at SAA's. Last season, both the men and women earned fourth place finishes at the SAA Championships. 

BERRY WOMEN’S STANDOUTS:

• Josie Hadaway: 1st place (200 Yard Individual Medley - 2:14.92)

• Brown: 1st place (50 Yard Freestyle - 24.69), 1st place (200 Yard Freestyle - 1:58.65), 1st place (100 Yard Freestyle - 54.19)

• Sydney Ragsdale: 1st place (100 Yard Backstroke - 1:02.67)

• Sydney Partlow: 1st place (1 Mtr. Diving - 271.05)

• Sarah Pierce: 1st place (200 Yard Butterfly - 2:15.70)

BERRY MEN’S STANDOUTS:

• Michael Bemis: 1st place (50 Yard Freestyle - 22.12)

• Will Walker: 1st place (100 Yard Butterfly - 54.32)

• Dylan White: 1st place (100 Yard Backstroke - 53.51), 1st place (200 Yard Backstroke - 1:58.79)

• Mac Stovall: 1st place (100 Yard Freestyle - 48.95)

NOTABLES: 

• The women’s team finished with 666 points in the weekend.

• The men’s team finished with 580.5 point.