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Swimming, diving teams win seven meets

amanda skinner
Sophomore Amanda Skinner broke school records for the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard individual medley.

The women’s swimming and diving team won five meets during the regular season while the men’s team won twice. In the season-ending Bluegrass Mountain Conference championship, the women took sixth place and the men finished in 12th position. The Pioneers were led by new head coach Kyle Dunaway.

The women won home meets against Union College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and went on the road to defeat Baldwin-Wallace College and Franklin College. They outswam Wilmington College at a neutral site. On the men’s side, the Pioneers won against Wilmington at a neutral site and at Franklin.

The Bluegrass Mountain meet was held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte, N.C., and included both NCAA Division III and II schools. For the men, junior Brent Vorst turned in a 100-yard freestyle time of 48.18 while junior Yunan Yang had a time of 2:11.55 in the 200-yard breaststroke. The women were led by first-year swimmer Chelsea Diamond’s seventh-place performance in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:11, first-year swimmer Carly Hubbard’s eighth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:11.87, and junior Allison Cahill’s sixth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.26.

For the season, the teams broke eight school records (12 record-breaking performances) and dropped a combined 596 seconds.

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