Fogle and Lloyd pace Pioneers swimming and diving at Asbury tri-meet

Lloyd backstroke

Wilmore, Ky. – Mattie Fogle and Emma Lloyd each posted first-place finishes to lead the Transylvania swimming and diving teams on Saturday afternoon at the Asbury Natatorium.

Competing in their second meet of the year and first in three weeks, the Pioneers continued to display their depth of youth talent and accompanying rapid development, keyed by Fogle's win in the women's 1000-yard freestyle race and Lloyd's victory in the women's 100-yard backstroke race.

Fogle took first in the long-distance battle in 11:44.19 to finish her first month of competition on a winning note while Lloyd sprinted to victory in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.68 to highlight the tri-meet against the two NAIA regional opponents composed of host team Asbury University and Thomas More University.

The Transylvania men's and women's swimming and diving teams took wins against Thomas More while Asbury defeated both of their opponents.

Fogle also teamed up with Sami MonarchLindsey Seaton, and Benton Patrick for the Pioneers' other first-place finish as they recorded the fastest time in the women's 200 freestyle relay. The quartet won in 1:48.79.

Transylvania captured its fair share of second-place finishes, led by Drew Dodds' runner-up placing in the men's 100 breaststroke. Dodds finished in 1:03.83 for his first top-two finish of the year.

Seaton captured a second-place finish in the women's 50 freestyle (26.18 seconds) while Patrick did the same in the women's 100 backstroke (1:07.97).

Freshman Kigen Chemirmir showed off his sprint speed as he claimed a second-place finish for the Transylvania men in the 50 freestyle event, finishing in 23.48, just 0.49 seconds off the winner.

The Pioneers finished off the day with nine individual top-3 finishes to complete October with a slew of fast personal times.

Transylvania returns to the pool on Saturday, November 2 as the Pioneers compete in another tri-match at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. The Pioneers will square off with both Wittenberg and Wilmington (Ohio) College at 1:00 p.m.

For more on Transylvania swimming and diving, follow @TransySwim on Twitter