Trinity Teams Lead After Opening Night at SCAC Championships

Trinity Teams Lead After Opening Night at SCAC Championships

The Colony, Texas – Trinity's men's and women's swimming & diving are both leading after the first day of action at the 2018 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday.



The seven SCAC teams competed in the 200 yard medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay tonight to kick off the four-day event. Trinity's women have won 14 consecutive conference titles, while the men's team secured its sixth straight championship by a mere 5.5 points last year.

In the first night of action, Trinity's men tallied 110 points, leading Southwestern (TX) University by 14 after the first two events. The women edged Southwestern 108-104 after tonight's relays.

The Tiger men's team of Charles Clark, Elliott Fleming, Shamzi Alkaff, and Cole Rezsofi won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:31.95 seconds to break the SCAC Meet record set by Southwestern at last year's event.

Trinity also posted the top time of 6:54.24 in the 800 free relay behind Clark, Beau Tipton, Nate Borchers, and Alkaff, taking the top spot by more than five seconds.

The Trinity women's team of Lindsay Hagmann, Mabel Fowler, Abbie Jones, and Lauren Cuda nabbed top honors with a time of 7:38.81 in the 800 free relay, beating the SCAC Meet record by nearly five seconds. The previous record was set in 2011 by former SCAC member Centre (KY) College.

The Tiger team of Star Rosales, Hagmann, Rebecca Andruzzi, and Liz Ryan was edged by Southwestern in the 200 medley relay, losing by a scant 0.06 seconds.

Caroline North, Cuda, Paige Johnson, and Elizabeth Nelson took the 200 medley relay's "B" final by more than a second to help ensure Trinity's lead at the end of the day.

In the 800 medley relay "B" final, Andruzzi, Payton Green, Allison Hardin, and Johnson won by nearly 17 seconds to give the Tigers the maximum point total in the event.



Both Trinity teams will continue defense of their SCAC titles with the first full day of competition at the Lewisville Eastside Aquatic Center tomorrow. Thursday's prelims begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the finals at 6:00 p.m. For more detailed information, visit the SCAC Championships Website.