Men’s Swimmers and Divers Beat Birmingham-Southern, Women Come Up Short

Men’s Swimmers and Divers Beat Birmingham-Southern, Women Come Up Short

Birmingham, Alabama - The Trinity men's swimming & diving team defeated the host Birmingham-Southern (AL) College Saturday, while the Tiger women lost the dual meet.



The Tiger men beat the Panthers 169-122, while BSC bested Trinity's women 167-126.

Mabel Fowler won the women's 100-yard backstroke, touching the pad in 58.74 seconds. Fowler came within .30 seconds of tying her school-record mark. She also won the 200-yard backstroke by a margin of seven seconds.

Morgen Reyna took first place in the 100-yard freestyle, clocking in at 53.75 seconds. Ivy Claflin was tops in the 200-yard butterfly, as was Paige Johnson in the 100-yard butterfly. Meghan Magill was runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle.

The Tiger quartet of Magill, Fowler, Reyna, and Johnson teamed up to win the women's 800-yard freestyle relay.

Beau Tipton captured both the men's 100 and 200-yard butterfly events. Tipton posted a time of 53.08 seconds in the 100 fly, and swam the 200 fly in 1:55.88.

Elliot Fleming emerged as the champion of the 100-yard breaststroke. Shamzi Alkaff took the 100-yard freestyle in 47.50 seconds. Trinity went 1-2-3 in the 50-yard freestyle, courtesy of Charles Yuen, Cole Rezsofi, and Leon Faulk. Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Daniel Sarman was runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke, just .16 seconds behind the winner.

The men's 200-yard medley relay event went to the Tigers, with Fleming, Sarman, Alkaff, and Connor McClure getting the nod.

Anthony Liva won the men's 3-meter diving event with an NCAA Division III mark of 296.05. Daniel Valmassei took the low-board competition. Bella Peters won the women's 1-meter diving and placed second on the high board by just two points.

Valmassei and Liva earlier qualified for the NCAA Division III Region 2 Diving Championships, to be held March 1-2 at Grinnell, Iowa.



Trinity's teams will defend their titles at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships February 13-16 at San Antonio's Palo Alto College Athletic Center.