Pioneers 4th, 6th at DePauw Invitational

Pioneers 4th, 6th at DePauw Invitational

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - The Transylvania men's and women’s swim teams competed in the DePauw Invitational Saturday with the women finishing fourth with a total of 495 points and the men in sixth place with a total of 256 points.

DePauw won the women's competition with Wittenberg second, and Illinois Wesleyan third.

On the women’s side, three school records were broken.  Amanda Skinner broke the 100 breaststroke record with a time of 1:08.38.  The record was previously set by Kristin Hodges in 1991 with a time of 1:08.54.

Carly Hubbard took down the 200 butterfly record with a time of 2:10.44.  The previous record was 2:12.12 set by Monica Hagan in 2009.

The team of Chelsea Diamond, Skinner, Hubbard and Ali Cahill beat the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:02.38.  In 2004, the team of Clyde, Methvin, Taylor, and Jacobs held the record at 4:05.22.

Other notable swims from the women’s side include Skinner’s 400 IM victory (4:40.16), Diamond’s second place finish in the 200 backstroke, and Laura Clark’s time in the 100 backstroke (1:03.95).

DePauw also won the men's meet, followed by Wittenberg, Rose-Hulman, and Rhodes. Next came Illinois Wesleyan and Transy.

On the men’s side, Yunan Yang finished third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.88.  Brent Vorst tied for sixth in the 100 freestyle going 49.09, and his prelim time was just short of a school record.

Tucker Nyhan placed fifth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:29.96.

The Pioneers will have a break from competition until Jan. 15, when they will swim Rose-Hulman at home.  Until then, Transy will take their annual Florida training trip to Boca Raton, Fla., from Dec. 27-Jan. 4.