Monday, 07 January 2019 08:22

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams Win on Senior Day

St. Stephens grad Sarah Helfert won the 1,000-yard freestyle event St. Stephens grad Sarah Helfert won the 1,000-yard freestyle event Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

The Lenoir-Rhyne University's Women's Swimming Team came out triumphant over Barton College 154.50–105.50 on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at the Shuford Physical Education Center.

The ladies started off the afternoon with a win in the 400 medley relay. The team consisting of sophomore Kiana Schumacher (Fort Branch, Ind.), freshman Kimberly Scheiber (Pleizenhausen, Germany), freshman Elizabeth Bowman (Thomasville, N.C.) and sophomore Lauren Rutherford (Bel Air, M.D.) touched the wall in a time of 4:08.94.

The Bears were led by Scheiber and Bowman who won two individual events for the meet. Scheiber garnered wins in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.98) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:46.29), while Bowman took first place in the 50-yard freestyle (25.52) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.16).

Other individual event winners for the Lady Bears included: sophomore Sarah Helfert (1,000-yard freestyle, 11:30.46), junior Jessica Myers (200-yard freestyle, 2:04.88), sophomore Kelsey Krumanocker (1:03.09), sophomore Kiana Schumacher (2:16.22), and senior Alyx Koert (500-yard freestyle, 5:30.36).

In addition, the Bears 400-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Bowman, Rutherford, Myers, and Scheiber came out victorious in a time of 3:46.18.

Next up, the Women's Swimming Team travels to Salisbury, N.C., on Saturday, January 19, where they will take on Catawba and Wingate for their final double-dual meet of the season.

Barton at Lenoir-Rhyne
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Hickory, N.C.
Shuford Physical Education Center

Lenoir-Rhyne 154.50, Barton 105.50

Meanwhile, the Lenoir-Rhyne University's Men's Swimming Team came out victorious in their dual meet against Barton 153–108 on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at the Shuford Physical Education Center.

Lenoir-Rhyne opened the night with a win in the 400-yard medley relay. The team consisting of freshman Jacob Greene (Lewisville, N.C.), junior Jacob Queen (Hickory, N.C.), freshman John Ryan (Cummings, Ga.) and sophomore Spencer Ashby (Spartanburg, S.C.) finished in a time of 1:37.78.

The Bears were led by Queen and senior Jacob Sink (Advance, N.C.) who won two events each for the meet. Queen won the 100-yard backstroke (52.44) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.75), while Sink won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.02) and the 100-yard butterfly (53.57).

Other individual event winners for the meet included: Greene (200-yard freestyle, 1:46.98), senior Sam Melnyk (200-yard butterfly, 2:00.74), junior Dillon Carey (50-yard freestyle, 22.39), and freshman Alex Ballard (400-yard individual medley, 4:21.83).

The men finished the night victorious in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team consisting of Ashby, Queen, Carey, and Greene finished in a time of 3:14.49

Next up, the Men's Swimming Team travels to Wingate, N.C., on Friday, January 18, where they will take on Catawba and Wingate for their final double-dual meet of the season.

Barton at Lenoir-Rhyne
Friday, January 5, 2019
Hickory, N.C.
Shuford Physical Education Center

Lenoir-Rhyne 153, Barton 108

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