Swimming: Panthers finish second out of three in men’s team standings at South Georgia Invitational

Photo by Dean Hartman
Photo by Dean Hartman

DOUGLAS, Ga. – Sophomore Connor Cochran of the LaGrange College swimming team earned runner-up honors out of five swimmers in the 500-yard freestyle (5:16.36) and finished in second place out of four in the 400 IM (4:48.83) on Saturday at the South Georgia Invitational.

Cochran also recorded a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle, touching the wall in a time of 2:00.22. The Panthers finished in second place in the team standings on the men's side with 111 points. LaGrange trailed first-place South Georgia State College by 27 points and cleared third-place Thomas University by 59.

"The meet was a big success," said Panthers head coach Devin James. "We are looking forward to two weeks off before our midseason meet."

Junior David Edmondson was the second swimmer out of five to touch the wall in the 50 freestyle (22.88), while he also tallied a time of 1:04.77 during the 100 backstroke. Freshman Javin Carey earned runner-up recognition out of four in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.43). Additionally, Carey suited up for the 400 IM, clocking a time of 5:15.66.

Freshman Michael Kerr was the lone competitor in the 1,000 freestyle (12:44.20). The first-year collegiate swimmer also represented the Panthers in the 50 (26.74) and 100 freestyle (58.12). Freshman Akil Corbin competed in a pair of individual events, featuring the 100 (58.27) and 200 freestyle (2:18.60).

Freshman Aatiq Bradley cruised through the water in times of 1:02.16 and 1:12.35 during the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, respectively.

Edmondson, Carey, Bradley and Corbin clocked a time of 1:48.62 in the 200 medley relay, while LaGrange finished the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:52.01.

The Panthers will be back in action on Nov. 22-23 at the Brenau Invitational in Gainesville, Georgia.