Swim & Dive Places Top-10 at SCAD Invitational

Swim & Dive Places Top-10 at SCAD Invitational

By: Leigh Hadaway, Sports Information Assistant

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Berry College men and women swim teams closed a weekend of competition at the 14th Annual SCAD Invitational Saturday night. The Vikings competed against teams from across the southeast, and both teams finished within the top ten.


  • Both the men and women opened competition with top 20 finishes in the 200 medley relay. The women (Sydney Ragsdale, Lily Jenkins, Andie Hadaway and Haley Brown) recorded a 1:53. 42, while the men (Dylan White, Laramie Sellers, Cyrus Nabavi and Michael Bemis) clocked a 1:38.37.
  • Haley Brown claimed first in the 50 yard freestyle.
  • The Vikings continued their momentum in the 500 yard freestyle, as Brooke Boyd finished with a 5:10.13, and White put up a 4:48.02 on the men's side.
  • The Thursday night session of the meet concluded with a top-ten finish in the 800 freestyle relay by Brooke Boyd, Sarah Pierce, Andie Hadaway and Brown, who clocked a 8:09.24.
  • Friday night opened with another top-ten finish in the 200 freestyle relay from Haley Brown, Grace Bailey, Sarah Pierce and Brooke Boyd (1:41.48).
  • Berry saw strong individual swims on both teams Friday night, highlighted by Jenkins in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:08.99, Ragsdale in the 100 backstroke with a 1:01.22, and Dylan White with an eighth place finish in the 100 backstroke, swimming a 51.71.
  • Following strong 400 medley relay events on both sides, Boyd swam to a ninth place finish in the 1650 freestyle, with a time of 17:44.62. The women's team continued their momentum with Ragsdale's 2:13.29 in the 200 backstroke, placing her in the top 16.
  • White and Nabavi headlined the 200 backstroke for the men's team, swimming a 1:52.86 and a 2:01.47, respectively. White finished ranked sixth in the event.
  • The Vikings showed their strength in the 100 yard freestyle event as Brown took fourth place with a 52.19 for the women and Bemis placed tenth for the men with a 46.88. Jackson Parker rounded out the 100 yard freestyle with a 48.90.
  • Jenkins, Boyd and Burch all landed in the top 24 in the 200 yard breaststroke, with Jenkins leading the trio with a 2:29.33. Sarah Pierce then swam to eleventh in the 200 yard butterfly with a 2:10.95.
  • Competition closed with an eighth place performance by Jackson Parker, Laramie Sellers, Dylan White and Michael Bemis in the 400 freestyle relay, clocking a 3:13.09.


  • The Vikings will travel to Sunny Isles, Florida over Christmas Break and will resume competition on January 11th at the Cage pool. Competition is set for a 4:00 start time.