Swimming: Connor Cochran earns first-place honors in 1,000 freestyle

Photo by Dean Hartman
Photo by Dean Hartman

RALEIGH, N.C. - The LaGrange College swimming team competed in 10 different events on Saturday at William Peace, as sophomore Connor Cochran took home first-place honors in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:42.66 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

"It was a tough meet with a lot of tough circumstances, but the team pulled out plenty of personal-best performances," said Panthers head coach Devin James. "We are still on track for a record-breaking season." 

Cochran clocked a time of 2:18.35 in the 200 IM, while also teaming up with freshmen Javin Carey, Aatiq Bradley and Akil Corbin in the 200 medley relay (1:48.72). The Panthers fell, 97-38, to William Peace on the men's side.

Bradley suited up for the 200 freestyle (2:12.98), the 100 freestyle (56.28) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.83). Freshman Michael Kerr also competed in three individual events, posting runner-up finishes in the 100 butterfly (59.11) and the 500 freestyle (6:05.15). Additionally, he clocked a time of 24.95 in the 50 freestyle.

Corbin touched the wall in a time of 24.82 during the 50 freestyle, while cruising through the water in a time of 1:08.89 in the 100 butterfly. Carey suited up for the 200 IM (2:22.45) and the 100 breaststroke (1:06.19).

The Panthers will be back in action on Oct. 25-26 at the Sewanee Invitational in Sewanee, Tennessee.