Swim Team Day 1 Update from Buffalo, NY
The first day is in the books and South Georgia State College men’s and women’s swim teams have positioned themselves nicely to contend for the goal of finishing second again in the rankings of the National Junior College Swim Meet being held in Buffalo, NY.
SGSC's men are in second place with a small lead of 102 points to Southwest Oregon's 101, Lincoln College's 100, and Iowa Central's 99. The women tallied 116 points and are currently placed fourth to SWOCC's 128, and Iowa Central's 123. "Indian River is running away with the meet again as usual, but both our men's and women's team are in a fight for the second place ranking," commented Head Coach CM Jenkins. “The race for second should seesaw back and forth throughout the week."
Finishing in the top eight yesterday for the men were Andrew Brown with 5th place in the 200 IM , Michael Diorio capturing 6th in the 1000 freestyle, Kyle Martin winning 5th in the 50 breaststroke, and Zac Elz setting a team record in the 50 free with a time of 20.99.
For the women’s side, Kiana Ocasio-Molina also set a new record of 2:12.43 with her 4th place finish in the 200 IM. Jessica Dunton placed 6th in the 200 IM while Nikki Daley had a 7th place podium spot in the 50 freestyle. Distance Swimmer Brittany Herndon also set a team record with a 5th place finish place and a time of 11:13 in the 1000 freestyle.