Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania swimming and diving team picked up four individual victories in its final home meet of the 2019-20 season on Friday evening in a dual meet with regional rival Centre College at the William T. Young Center.
Junior Drew Dodds captured a victory in his signature event, the men's 100-yard breaststroke, winning a photo-finish thriller over Centre's Bryan Killian with a 1:01.14 time. Dodds won the event by six one-hundredths of a second to put the stamp on a memorable race. Dodds followed with second-place finishes in the men's 200 breaststroke (2:13.80) and the men's 200-yard individual medley (2:05.40).
Sophomore Lindsey Seaton led the way in the women's 50 freestyle sprint, winning in 25.90 seconds and by .33 seconds over freshman teammate Sami Monarch as the Pioneers showed off their blazing top speed.
The Pioneers also excelled in women's diving action as junior Kateleigh Lorimer finished first in the women's 1-meter event, collecting 177.75 points. Senior Abbie Haynes took second in the dive with 171 total points. The two teammates flipped successes in the women's 3-meter dive later on in the night as Haynes took first with 169.87 points and Lorimer collected runner-up honors with 156.75 points.
Transylvania finished off the night in style as the quartet of Monarch, Seaton, senior Mattie Fogle, and sophomore Emma Lloyd won by less than half a second in the women's 200 freestyle relay race. The Pioneers' A team won over Centre in a time of 1:44.99.
Centre captured a combined victory with a 370-203 final score with the Colonels edging the Pioneer women 164-135; the Colonels won on the men's side by a 206-68 margin.
Transylvania will compete next Friday at Hanover College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference dual meet. The January 24 meet is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. start from Southwestern High School in Hanover, Indiana.
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