Three Conference Titles | 20 All-Americans | One Individual National Champion
SAA Swimming & Diving Championships: Day 3 Recap
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2017-18 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Swimming & Diving Championships continued Friday with a full slate of events inside the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Senior Brad Nordin (Paintsville, Ky.) wrapped up his week with his second title in as many tries, scoring 367.50 in the 3-meter dive.
Classmate Jack Miller (Richmond, Ky.) brought in his second medal of the event, as well, earning a third place finish with a 322.65 score.
After winning the 50-yard freestyle Thursday, senior Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) came up with a strong championship swim in the 100-yard fly with a time of 49.85.
Senior Bradley Baker (Paducah, Ky.) put together an inspired performance in the 400-yard medley, breaking a program record that stood for 30 years with a 4:06.75 time, finishing second overall.
Also recording a second-place finish was junior Mitchell Collins (Richmond, Ky.), who was narrowly defeated in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Competing in the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Arthur Ensign-George (Louisville, Ky.) earned a fourth-place finish and 15 points.
The Centre men closed the night on a high note, setting a school record in the 200-yard medley relay. Collins, Martin, Michael Hambleton (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and Jimmy Kelley (Cincinnati) finished second and completed the event in 1:33.34.
Heading into the final night, the Centre men are second in the team standings.
Three Colonels competed in the finals of the 100-yard butterfly for the women, with sophomore Annie Holmes (Louisville, Ky.) setting a meet record in 56.99 for a first-place finish.
Senior Cameron Beach (Greenville, S.C.) finished third to bring in 16 team points.
Sophomore Chloe Grove (Bucyrus, Ohio) earned a bronze medal in the 400-yard medley, finishing in 4:38.81.
Freshman Sarah Phillips (Lexington, Ky.) also earned a third-place finish, completing the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.63.
The Centre women's A squad capped the night in the 200-yard medley relay with a third place finish, heading into the final day in third among the six SAA teams.
Action continues tomorrow at the SAA Championships. Full coverage can be found here.