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Swim Teams Split with Marlins

Ferrum's Mariah Banks and Jonathan Kraft were honored with a Senior Day ceremony before the teams took to the water.
Ferrum's Mariah Banks and Jonathan Kraft were honored with a Senior Day ceremony before the teams took to the water.

 

RESULTS

FERRUM, Va. -- The Ferrum College men's and women's swimming teams split an Old Dominion Athletic Conference meet with visiting Virginia Wesleyan University this morning at the Swartz Gym Pool. The Panther women won 81-59, and the Panthers fell 85-64.

RECORDS
Ferrum women (3-2)
Virginia Wesleyan women (2-4)
Virginia Wesleyan men (0-4)
Ferrum men (1-4)

THE BASICS
Prior to the meet, the teams honored Ferrum graduating swimmers Mariah Banks and Jonathan Kraft with a Senior Day ceremony. The Panthers got a pair of wins each from Katie Shoaf and Hunter Tharpe on the women's side and Taylor Darnell on the men's. Shoaf won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Tharp won the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, and Darnell won the 1000 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Also winning races today were Courtney Moyer in the women's 50 freestyl,) and Jacob Blaukovitch in the men's 100 breaststroke.

FERRUM TOP RESULTS
Katie Shoaf: 1st women's 200 frestyle, 1st women's 500 freestyle
Hunter Tharp: 1st women 200 IM, 1st women's 100 backstroke
Taylor Darnell: 1st men's 1000 freestyle, 1st men's 100 butterfly
Courtney Moyer: 1st women's 50 freestyle
Jacob Blaukovitch: 1st men's 100 breaststroke
Dom Philpott: 2nd men's 50 freestyle, 2nd men's 100 breaststroke
Elina Baltins:2md women's 100 breaststroke, 3rd women's 50 freestyle
Jonathan Kraft: 2nd men's 100 freestyle,
Philip Martin: 2nd men's 200 freestyle
Carolina Saaweachter: 3rd women's 500 freestyle

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"I was pleased with our efforts towards Virginia Wesleyan today. The team worked hard over break and we had several good races because of it. They were eager to race after our mid season break and it showed." --Coach Margaret Parcell

BACK IN THE POOL
Coach Margaret Parcell's teams will be back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Sweet Briar College (women) and Saturday, Jan. 26, at Hampden-Sydney College (men).