Jan 21, 2017
Gaffney, SC; The Lion's traveled to Gaffney, SC on Saturday, January 21st, to compete against Limestone College. EC was victorious, defeating Limestone 105-99, in a meet that came down to the last relay.
Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented; "This is the first time our men have defeated Limestone in dual meet competition, so we are really happy with the results! We knew it would be a close meet and it was. The score went back and forth all afternoon, but our guys keep giving their best. With 2 events to go, our 100 breast guys really stepped up and went 2-3-4 for huge points. Going into the last relay we needed to finish 2nd to secure the meet, and we did! Our Seniors have been working hard to win this meet every year, they swam really hard and I am especially happy for them and thankful to God as He continues to bless our teams this season."
Top 3 performances included:
In the 200 Medley relay, the A relay team (Aleksandrowicz, Mendoza, Illescas, Sobers) finished 2nd in 1:34.72.
In the 1000 free, Raczynski fished 1st (10:01.72). Williamson 3rd (10:27.07). In the 200 free, Sobers finished 1st (1:40.99). Illescas 3rd (1:46.75). In the 50 free, Aleksandrowicz finished 2nd (21.48). Mendes 3rd (22.24).
In the 200 IM, Mendoza finished 2nd (2:01.26). In the 100 fly, Illescas finished 1st (50.62). In the 100 free, Sobers finished 1st (47.43). Mendes 3rd (48.64).
In the 100 back, Aleksandrowicz finished 1st (51.85). Reichenbach 3rd (57.39). In the 500 free, Raczynski finished 1st (4:50.96). In the 100 breast, Mendoza finished 2nd (1:01.32). Reichenbach 3rd (1:02.22).
In the 200 Free relay, the A relay team (Raczynski, Reichenbach, Stigant, Mendes) finished 2nd in 1:28.83.
Next up, the Lions travel to Gainesville, GA on Saturday (January 28, 2017) to compete in a tri meet against South Georgia State College and Point University. GO LIONS!
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