Swimming, diving dominate in four meets
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each won four meets against the same four schools during the regular season, then turned in 13th- and 8th-place finishes, respectively, in the year-ending Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships.
The Pioneers, led by head coach George Villarreal, defeated Union College, Franklin College, Lindsey Wilson College, and Salem University. The women also finished first in the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Invitational, topping the host school and Butler University. The women’s regular season record was 5-5, while the men were 4-7.
In the four-day BMCC, held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte, N.C., first-year swimmer Amanda Skinner led the women’s team with an 11th-place finish in the 200-meter breaststroke. The men were paced by first-year swimmer Michael Kendall with a 15th-place showing in the 200-meter backstroke.