Swimming and Diving falls to Emory

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern swimming and diving teams were defeated today by defending national champion Emory University in a dual meet at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

The Panthers did, however, come away with two new school records in today's competition. Junior Duncan Bonney broke the 400 IM record with a time of 4:10.78, and junior Abby Sims broke the 3-meter diving record with a score of 140.78.

Bonney led the men's team with wins in the 100 breast (57.82) and 800 free relay. Other members of the winning relay team were junior Drew Priede, junior Wil Cushman, and freshman Will Barton. Freshman Ryan Raines was also a dual winner in the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions.

Freshman Caleb Rigg was victorious in the 200 breast (2:10.89), and other strong performances included freshman Stone Strankman placing second in the 100 fly (53.94), Barton placing second in the 200 free (1:46.69), and Priede finishing second in the 500 free (4:44.76).

On the women's side, junior Molly Waddell turned in strong performances in the 200 free (1:59.37) and the 100 free (55.02). Junior Kristen Stempak had a strong showing in the 50 free (24.95) and 100 free (55.49). Sophomore Marilyn Rowell placed third in the 100 breast (1:11.5), junior Peyton Langley won the 200 breast (2:35.61), and freshman Sarah Catherine Murphy was fourth in the 500 free (5:25.6), a season-best time. Sims also finished third in the 1-meter with a score of 166.47.

The Panthers are back in action Nov. 21 and 22 at the Darton State Invitational in Albany, Ga.