WOMEN SWIMMING DEFEATS LIMESTONE 116-88

WOMEN SWIMMING DEFEATS LIMESTONE 116-88

Gaffney, SC; The Lady Lion's traveled to Gaffney, SC on Saturday, January 21st, to compete against Limestone College and University of North Carolina Pembroke in a Tri meet. EC was victorious in both meets, defeating Limestone 116-88 and defeating UNC-Pembroke by a score of 169-19.

Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented; "This is the first time our ladies have defeated Limestone in dual meet competition, so we are really happy with the results! We knew Limestone might win the 4 shorter sprint events and they did, but we also knew we could win the other 7 distance and stroke events, which 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 team this season." 
Top 3 performances included:
In the 200 Medley relay, the A relay team (Calka, Burtt, Monges, Ostojska) finished 2nd in 1:53.09, missing the EC school record by just .15 seconds. The B relay team (Whitaker, Pieterse, Curtright, Queen) finished 3rd in 2:19.74.
In the 1000 free, Johnstone fished 1st (11:01.38. Harkness 3rd (11:10.11). In the 200 free, Monges finished 1st (1:58.15). Ostojska 3rd (2:01.58). In the 50 free, Burtt finished 2nd (25.54). Tobo 3rd (26.02).
In the 200 IM, Calka finished 1st (2:17.52). In the 100 fly, Gonzalez finished 1st (1:00.08). In the 100 free, Monges finished 2nd (54.32) in a new EC school record time. Ostojska 3rd (56.07).
In the 100 back, Calka finshed 1st (1:02.82). Tobo 3rd (1:03.05). In the 500 free, Johnstone finished 1st (5:23.10). Harkness 3rd (5:35.54). In the 100 breast, Burtt finished 1st (1:10.83).
In the 200 Free relay, the A relay team (Tobo, Johnstone, Harkness, Dawes) finished 2nd in 1:44.58.
Next up, the Lady Lions travel to Gainesville, GA on Saturday (January 28, 2017) to compete in a quad meet against Brenau University, South Georgia State College, and Point University. GO LIONS!
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