Transy women 4th, men 8th at DePauw Invitational

Transy women 4th, men 8th at DePauw Invitational
GREENCASTLE, Ind. - Transylvania's women's swimming and diving team posted a fourth-place finish in the DePauw Invitational Saturday while the men's team came in eighth.

Women's Final Results
Men's Final Results

On the women's side, Wittenberg had 861 points to edge DePauw by a single point. Next came Rhodes at 533, Transy with 357, and Illinois Wesleyan at 321. Millikin was sixth with 214, ahead of Rose-Hulman (184), and Franklin (167).

For the men, DePauw won with 1,161 points, outdistancing Rose-Hulman (726), Wittenberg (591), and Franklin (288). Transy's men's team had 129 points, just behind Millikin's 136 total.

The team collectively dropped 253 seconds and continued to post lifetime-best swims in the eight-team event.
 
On the first night of finals, the 800 freestyle  relay team of Amanda Skinner, Chelsea Diamond, Lindsey Anderson and Carly Hubbard placed fourth overall in 8:04.05 and in the 400 medley relay in4:07.77.

 Anderson, a senior, came in sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:16.45) and Skinner, also a senior, placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.33). Sophomores Diamond and Hubbard scored points for the Pioneers in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly events. Also, first-year Anna Balassa placed 11th overall in the 500 freestyle (5:31.91).
 
The women's team showed up the second night of finals as well with the same relay team placing fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:44.42) and swam in the timed final of the 200 medley relay earlier in the day. Among the top finishers for the women were Skinner, Diamond, Hubbard and  Anderson.
 
Skinner won the 400 individual medley (4:38.16) and placed second in the 200 breaststroke. Diamond placed fourth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 50 freestyle. Hubbard finished 15th overall in the 50 freestyle and ninth in the 100 butterfly. Anderson came in third in the 400 individual medley (4:46.14). Other women that scored points for the Pioneers include Kristen Cornish (50 freestyle and 100 backstroke) and Balassa 200 freestyle.
 
On the men's side, top performers throughout the weekend were sophomores E.J. Quijano and Allen King and first-year Sam Mullen.
 
Mullen placed third overall in the 100 backstroke (54.84) and King placed ninth, winning the consolation heat with a time of 57.27. King also placed eighth overall in the 200 backstroke (2:06.82). Quijano placed ninth in the 200 freestyle (1:51.01), 10th in the 200 individual medley (2:04.03) and 11th in the 100 butterfly (56.30). Mullen went a time of 53.82 in that event and placed fifth overall, as well as placing second in the 200 backstroke.
 
The Pioneers will head to Sarasota, Fla., for their annual training trip on Dec. 27. They will be back in action at the Centre Invitational on Jan. 11.   While in Floriday, they will meet Baldwin-Wallace in Sarasota on Jan. 4 at 1 p.m.