BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Day one of the Southern Athletic Association inaugural Swimming and Diving Championships saw Birmingham-Southern capture four individual titles and five runner-up finishes Thursday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Drew Priede, Duncan Bonney, Hannah Busk, and Kristen Stempak captured individual championships. Priede turned in a 4:37.20 to win the men's 500-yard freestyle and Bonney clocked a 1:52.08 in the 200-yard men's individual medley. Busk won the women's 200-yard individual medley with a 2:07.29 and Stempak sprinted to the 50-yard women's freestyle title with a 24.21.
The five runner-up finishes included three relay teams. Molly Waddell, Stempak, Lauren Kinsey and Busk grabbed silver medal honors in the women's 200-yard freestyle relay. Lauren Kinsey, Peyton Langley, Busk and Stempak combined to take second with a 3:58.34 in the women's 400-yard medley relay. Priede, Bonney, Duncan, Saul Hack, and Wil Cushman timed a 3:27.93 in the men's 400-yard medley relay.
Kinsey paced her way to a runner-up finish in the women's 500-yard freestyle while Cushman turned in a 4:40.26, just three seconds behind Priede in the same event on the men's side.
Waddell touched the wall for third in the 50-yard freestyle for third and Steej Wilson totaled 246 points for sixth in the 1-meter diving competition.
The SAA Swimming and Diving Championships continue on Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m. with the finals scheduled for 6 p.m. each day. Fans can follow their teams by viewing live scoring and video on the SAA Championship page by browsing to athletics.sewanee.edu and clicking on the swimming and diving link.
BSC MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SAA FINALS RESULTS SNAPSHOT
Women's 200 Freestyle Relay Final
2 Birm South 'A' 1:40.75 1:37.52
1) Waddell, Molly FR 2) Stempak, Kristen FR
3) Kinsey, Lauren FR 4) Busk, Hannah FR
Men's 200 Freestyle Relay Final
3 Birm South 'A' 1:29.75 1:26.79
1) Bonney, Duncan FR 2) Hack, Saul FR
3) Priede, Drew FR 4) Amunds, Robbie FR
Women's 500 Freestyle Finals
2 Kinsey, Lauren FR Birm South 5:06.59
8 Robertson, Lauren FR Birm South 5:23.54
Men's 500 Freestyle Finals
1 Priede, Drew FR Birm South 4:43.80 4:37.20
2 Cushman, Wil FR Birm South 4:45.39 4:40.26
Women's 200-Yard Individual Medley
1 Busk, Hannah FR Birm South 2:07.25 2:07.29
12 Langley, Peyton FR Birm South 2:19.86 2:17.40
Men's 200-yard Individual Medley Finals
1 Bonney, Duncan FR Birm South 1:57.27 1:52.08
8 Gonzalez, Matt FR Birm South 2:02.92 2:01.22 12 Shane, Thomas FR Birm South 2:09.12 2:08.17 Women's 50-yard Freestyle Finals
1 Stempak, Kristen FR Birm South 24.44 24.21
3 Waddell, Molly FR Birm South 24.89 24.72
Men's 50-yard Freestyle Finals
7 Hack, Saul FR Birm South 21.96 22.08
Women's 400-yard Medley Relay
2 Birm South 'A' 4:10.75 3:58.34
1) Kinsey, Lauren FR 2) Langley, Peyton FR
3) Busk, Hannah FR 4) Stempak, Kristen FR
Men's 400-yard Medley Relay
2 Birm South 'A' 3:40.26 3:27.92
1) Priede, Drew FR 2) Bonney, Duncan FR
3) Hack, Saul FR 4) Cushman, Wil FR
Women's 1-Meter Diving (11 dives)
6 Wilson, Steej JR Birm South NP 246.35