Men’s swim team fifth, women sixth in Bluegrass meet
The men’s swimming and diving team finished fifth and the women’s team was sixth out of 14 schools competing in the season-ending Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships, held in Charlotte, N.C., and hosted by Wingate University. The Pioneers were guided by head swimming coach George Villarreal and diving coach Billy Bradford.
BMC Championship highlights for the Pioneers included first place finishes in men’s and women’s three-meter diving by seniors Richmond Bramblet and Lissa Lykins. Junior Ben Mullen took second place in the men’s 200-yard butterfly, while both the men’s and women’s teams had five top-seven finishes in relay events. Bramblet, Lykins, and Mullen were named to the All-BMC team, along with teammates Betsy Kanis and Justin Morrell.
The women’s team had three dual-meet victories during the regular season, defeating Union College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Butler University, while the men’s team defeated Union for its lone victory.