Transy women top Bellarmine, men edged

Transy women top Bellarmine, men edged
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Transylvania's women's swim team posted a win over Bellarmine Saturday while the men suffered a narrow loss in the final regular season appearance for the Pioneers in the William T. Young Campus Center pool.


The Transy women won by a margin of 114-72 while the men's score favored the visitors, 85-65.

It was also Senior Day for a pair of female swimmers: Amanda Skinner and Lindsey Anderson.

The dual meet served not only as Senior Day, but was also a Green-Dot Awareness meet.
On the women's side, there were many first place finishes and lots of top finishers. First-year Kristen Cornish won her first race as a collegiate swimmer in the 50 Freestyle (26.99). Another first year, Anna Balassa won the 1000 Freestyle and placed second in the 500 Freestyle. Senior Amanda Skinner won all four of her events and contributed to the win for the 200 Medley Relay. Other senior Lindsey Anderson had a great first-place finish in the 200 Individual Medley and beat the swimmer from Bellarmine by a .03 margin.
Diver Hailey Baden won the one-meter diving competition (148.43) and Hannah Jelinek won the three-meter with a score of 200.70.
The men, like the women also had some close races and first-place finishes. First-year Sam Mullen came back in the 200 Freestyle, beating the swimmer from Bellarmine by .03 (1:51.37). Mullen also won the 100 Backstroke. Sophomore Brian Daffin pulled out a win in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle events. Other sophomore, E.J. Quijano placed second in the 200 Individual Medley and in the 100 Breaststroke.
First-year diver Carson Baughman placed first in the one-meter diving competition (157.05).
The Pioneers will travel to Akron, Ohio, on Feb. 13 to take on teams in their new league, the Ohio Athletic Conference. The three-day prelims and finals meet gives the tapered Pioneers the opportunity to post life-time best swims, break records and compete for a conference championship for the first time. The event will be hosted by Wilmington College.