Swimming: Panthers set 15 season-best times in individual events at Igloo Invitational

Photo by Dean Hartman
Photo by Dean Hartman

SEWANEE, Tenn. – The LaGrange College swimming team set 15 season-best times in individual events and another four season-best marks in relay events during the Igloo Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Sewanee, Tennessee.

"It was a great midseason meet with tons of personal records and top-16 finishes in a very competitive field," said Panthers head coach Devin James.

Sophomore Connor Cochran set three season-best times in the finals of individual events. He finished fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:26.67), seventh in the 400 IM (4:43.32) and 11th in the 500 freestyle (5:13.55). 

Junior David Edmondson also recorded a trio of season-best marks on the individual side. During the finals of the 100 backstroke (57.04) and 200 IM (2:13.33), he placed sixth and seventh overall, respectively, with season-best performances. Edmondson was the eighth swimmer to touch the wall in the preliminaries of the 200 backstroke, clocking a season-best time of 2:14.40.

Freshman Javin Carey registered personal records in the finals of the 100 freestyle (54.44), the 100 breaststroke (ninth, 1:04.82) and the 200 breaststroke (ninth, 2:25.59).

Freshmen Aatiq Bradley, Michael Kerr and Akil Corbin each set a pair of personal records in individual events. Bradley reached the accomplishment in the finals of the 100 butterfly (59.24) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.60). Kerr cruised through the water in personal-best times of 2:05.39 and 2:23.66, respectively, during the 200 freestyle and the 200 butterfly. Corbin clocked career-best times of 56.40 and 2:17.83 in the 100 and 200 freestyle, respectively. 

The Panthers also set season-best times in the 400 freestyle relay (3:37.41), 200 freestyle relay (1:40.55), 400 medley relay (4:08.78) and 800 freestyle relay (8:30.64).

LaGrange's next meet will take place on Jan. 17 at Warren Wilson in Swannanoa, North Carolina.