Swim teams finish fifth in Bluegrass Mountain meet
Transylvania’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each finished fifth among 12 teams in the season-ending Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte, N.C. The Pioneers were guided by first-year head swimming coach George Villarreal and diving coach Billy Bradford.
Four Pioneers made the All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference team, led by junior Richmond Bramblet, who took first place in both the 3- and 1-meter diving events. Sophomore Lissa Lykins was third in 3-meter diving and first-year diver Brittany McCauley was third in the 1-meter event. Junior Travis Pfeiffer took third in the 1000-yard freestyle.
Washington & Lee University for the men and Johns Hopkins University on the women’s side successfully defended their overall championships for the meet.
The regular season for both teams was highlighted by wins against Illinois Wesleyan University, Asbury College, Union College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Sewanee–University of the South. The women’s team also defeated Wheaton College.