BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams competed in a couple different meets this weekend in their final competitions before the Conference Carolinas Championships.
Mars Hill/King Recap – In the meet on Friday, the Bobcats competed in a tri-meet against Mars Hill and King. Of the 22 events on Friday, the Bobcats earned nine victories. Lees-McRae won both relay races, while five individuals won their respective events. Christian Nishimura and Arsham Mirzaei won two events each. John David McCray, Javier Sanchez and Sophia Vanderpool also won events on Friday.
Coach Reaction – "Meet was good," said LMC Head Coach Sean Weddell. "I was primarily more concerned with getting certain swims in before conference versus winning as a team. We have had some very good swims and another opportunity on Saturday."
Lenoir-Rhyne Recap – Lees-McRae matched up with Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday for another meet. Each team won 14 events on the day. The men's relay team won 200-yard freestyle event to go along with 13 individual wins. Nishimura led the way with three wins, while McCray, Vanderpool, Mirzaei and Kayla Fleming each added two victories each. Hannah Company and Molly Layde also won events to round out the event victories on the weekend.
Coach Reaction – "The meet was good, and we had some good swims in prep for conference," said Weddell. "Looking forward in getting back to practice next week and getting another good week in before we change training up a bit."
Next Up – The next time the Bobcats hit the water will be on February 13-16 for the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships. It will take place at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center in Charlotte. For more information on the championships, click HERE.