Swimming: Records fall as Panther teams have strong showing at SCAD Invitational

Swimming: Records fall as Panther teams have strong showing at SCAD Invitational

Records fell as the LaGrange swim teams had a strong showing at the three-day SCAD Invitational in Savannah.

The men were sixth out of eight teams, finishing ahead of Point University and Warren Wilson, who is in the Appalachian Swim Conference with the Panthers.

The men's team was led by senior Mitchell Cross,  who broke team records in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100 butterfly. Cross set a milestone in the 100 breaststroke event by going under the one minute mark with a time of 58.97. The time placed Cross in the Top 5 in the conference and Top 40 in NCAA Division III in the event.

Cross was also a part of the record breaking 200 medley relay and 400 free relays consisting of Cross, Ben Fuller, Brennen Wilkes, and Tim Garnett.

Garnett placed fifth in the 200 butterfly and swam a lifetime best 55.03 seconds in the 100 butterfly. Ben fuller swam season bests in each of his events, continuing to shows focus and determination as the Panthers head into the second half of the season. Wilkes swam lifetime bests in each of his events, most notably, the 100 freestyle (52.15).


On the women's side Alex Bromby went a lifetime best in the 500 freestyle dropping an incredible 11 seconds off of her lifetime best, set just two weeks ago. She also had a lifetime best in the 100 breaststroke by dropping four seconds, 

Elissa Fuller swam lifetime bests in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and 100 freestyle events. In the 100 freestyle, Fuller was able to go nearly two seconds faster than her end of season goal time. Lylliana Menjivar-Couch dropped nearly 20 seconds off of her seeded times.

The Panther teams are off until the South Georgia College Sprint Meet on Jan. 9.