LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Four of the six Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's swimming & diving teams competed this weekend. All teams will prepare now for the SCAC Championships on February 11-14 in Rockwall, Texas.
Austin College fell to Centenary in men's action, 80-77.
The Centenary men posted an 80-77 decision over Austin College. Arash Ataei and Juan Tapia finished first and second respectively in the 200 freestyle. Ataei posted a time of 1:48.59 while Tapia added a time of 1:50.60. Zach Harrison finished first in the 50 free with a time of 22:59 with Mason Kay in third with a time of 23.28. Beau Montgomery added the third individual win for the Gents with a time of 2:01.99 in the 200 IM with Tapia in second with a time of 2:05.69. Roberto Roig-Perez claimed the 100 butterfly with a time of 55:91 with Anthony McDonald in third with a time of 57.77.
The men had a pair of third places from David Bowers in the 100 backstroke and Kamron Salinas in the 100 breaststroke in a loss to Southwestern and UT-Permian Base. Bowers' time was 57.97 seconds and Salinas finished at 1:03.39. Kent Grimes was fourth in the 200 backstroke at 2:08.58.
n their final regular season meet of the season the Southwestern swimming and diving team competed in a tough tri-team meet in Abilene. Southwestern men defeated McMurry 205-55 but fell to UT Permian Basin 165-115. Bimmon Belaineh posted the first win of the day for the men, bringing home the honors in the 50 free in 22.57. Nava won the event for the women with a time of 25.77. Alex Villarreal won the 200 back for the men in 1:58.88 and Martin Martinez won the 200 IM in 2:03.14. The Southwestern divers had a big day, sweeping the 1 meter and 3 meter.Brandon Baccam posted scores of 108.90 in the 1-meter and 113.77 in the 3-meter to win both events.
Chicago's men, ranked 10th in the NCAA Division III, beat Trinity 205-87. DePauw, ranked No. 22 and a former rival of the Tigers in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), won 176-103 over Trinity's men's team. Trinity men's All-American Stephen Culberson captured two events, including the 100-yard freestyle. Culberson, the defending national champion in the 100, posted a time of 46.78 seconds. He also finished first in the 50 freestyle, clocking in at 21.12 seconds. Spencer Adickes won the 200 individual medley, with a time of 2:00.51.