Saint Leo, Florida - The Trinity men's and women's swim teams split a double-dual meet Saturday with NCAA Division II members Saint Leo University and Rollins College.
The Tiger men defeated Rollins (FL) College 191-63, but couldn't beat the clock against the host Saint Leo University as they fell 82-174. Trinity's women team was also able to beat Rollins 155-90, but succumbed to the same fate against Saint Leo with a final 87-161 team score.
Lindsay Hagmann won the women's 200-yard freestyle, clocking in at 1:57.26. Hagmann was also runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing in 53.13 seconds, the seventh-best time in Trinity history.
It was a great day for the Trinity distance swimmers as two Tigers etched their name into the history books. First-year Dezion Hartman was fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle behind her DII counterparts, posting a mark of 11:16.05, which puts her in the fifth-fastest time slot in Trinity's record books. David Doyal also placed fourth in the men's 1,000-yard freestyle at 10:17.22, marking the seventh-fastest Trinity performance.
Star Rosales was a second-place finisher in the women's 100-yard butterfly, as were Lauren Cuda in the 200-yard individual medley, and Ashley Ward in the 200-yard backstroke. The quartet of Hagmann, Rosales, Abbie Jones, and Allison Hardin also placed second in the 400-yard freestyle relay race.
Elliot Fleming came in second in the 100-yard breaststroke, and teammate Nate Borchers finished in the same slot in the 200-yard butterfly event. The combined efforts of Elliot Fleming, Isaac Johnson, Charles Clark, and Jake Spitz in the 200-yard medley relay put the squad in second place for the event.
Trinity's swimming and diving teams will defend their titles at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships, which is slated for February 8-11 in Lewisville, Texas.