Swimming and Diving wraps up Delta State Invitational with more record-breaking performances

CLEVELAND, Miss.—The Birmingham-Southern swimming and diving teams had a third straight day of record-setting performances on the final day of the Delta State Christmas Invitational, held at the DSU Aquatic Complex in Cleveland, Miss.

Both the men and the women finished in fifth place in a field of mostly Division II schools, and both Panther squads finished ahead of conference rival Rhodes College.

Seven more records fell today for a total of 17 broken on the weekend. On the women's side, freshman Jordan Ames broke the 200 fly record twice today, once in the preliminaries and then again in the finals with a time of 2:12.50. Sophomore Molly Waddell also broke the 100 free record with a time of 53.63.

For the men, sophomore Duncan Bonney broke the 200 breast record with a mark of 2:02.07, which is an NCAA qualifying time and the sixth-fastest time in the nation so far this season. Bonney also led off the 400 free relay, and his time of 45.71 in the 100 free broke the school record and achieved a national cut. Junior David Lutomski broke the 200 fly record by over seven seconds with a time of 1:55.37, and sophomore Drew Priede broke the 200 back record with a mark of 1:54.04.

The Panthers take a break for Christmas before returning to action Jan. 11 with a home meet against Rhodes and Darton State at the Birmingham CrossPlex.