Swimming and diving teams win six meets
The women’s swimming and diving team captured four regular-season meets while the men’s team won twice. In the season-ending Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships, the women took eighth place while the men finished 12th. Both teams are led by head coach Kyle Dunaway.
The women won home meets against Wilmington College of Ohio, Franklin College, Lindsey Wilson College, and Campbellsville University. On the men’s side, the Pioneers won home meets against Franklin and Lindsey Wilson.
Held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte, N.C., the Bluegrass Mountain meet included 360 student-athletes from both NCAA Division III and II schools. Top finishers for the women included junior Amanda Skinner with a sixth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.47) and 10th-place performances by sophomores Chelsea Diamond in the 200 backstroke (2:08.08) and Carly Hubbard in the 200 butterfly (2:13.79). For the men, Transylvania had two strong finishers in the 200 breaststroke—senior Yunan Yang in seventh place (2.10:94) and first-year swimmer E. J. Quijano in 16th place (2:14.59).
Skinner was chosen for the All-BMC team for her efforts in the 400 individual medley (4:33.29) and the 200 breaststroke. Yang was All-BMC for his performance in the 100 breaststroke (57.54).
For the season, the teams established 13 school records and improved their cumulative times by over 300 seconds.
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