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Emory & Henry Men’s Swimming Faces Hampden-Sydney Saturday Afternoon

Male swimming backstroke.
-photo courtesy of Kylie Lang

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Men's & Women's Swimming Teams stepped back into Old Dominion Athletic Conference dual meet action Saturday as they took on Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University and Sweet Briar College on the SBC campus. The Wasp women swept their meet while the E&H men picked up a pair of event wins and two runner-up finishes.

The Basics
– Hampden-Sydney 148, Emory & Henry 46
WOMEN'S FINAL SCORE – Emory & Henry 92, Hollins 68
WOMEN'S FINAL SCORE – Emory & Henry 104, Sweet Briar 61
LOCATION – Sweet Briar, Virginia
VENUE – Prothro Natatorium
MEN'S RECORD – 2-8 (2-3 ODAC)

The Men
- Freshman Braxton Justice (Spanishburg, W.Va.) won two events for the Wasps, taking the lead in the final 25 meters of both races. He went :58.81 in the 100-meter freestyle and 1:15.79 in the 100-meter breaststroke, winning the breast by just 0.1 seconds.
- Freshman Tariq Gardner (Richmond, Va.) was second in the 50-meter freestyle (:26.23) while freshman Blake Madaris (Acworth, Ga.) swam a 2:34.40 to finish as the runner-up.

The Women
- The Wasps won eight of the 11 races beginning with the 200-meter medley relay. Sophomore Lauren Trotter (Bristol, Va.), freshman Leah Mumpower (Bristol, Va.) and juniors Savannah Scarbrough (Crozet, Va.) and Taylor Simmons (Fincastle, Va.) went 2:25.49 to win by nearly 13 seconds.
- Freshman Cat Sweigart (Bridgewater, Va.) won the 800-meter freestyle clocked a 11:02.37 in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing 32.8 seconds ahead of second place.
- Scarbrough added a pair of wins to her relay victory, taking the 200-meter individual medley in 2:43.86 and the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:18.61.
- Junior Olivia Anson (Apex, N.C.) picked up victories in the 50-meter freestyle (:28.37) and 100-meter butterfly (1:07.60) freshman Anne-Louise Tunstall (Mount Airy, N.C.) won the 100-meter freestyle in 1:06.30.
- Mumpower gave E&H its last win of the day, going a 5:21.49 in the 400-meter freestyle.

Up Next
- Emory & Henry will close out the regular season on Saturday, January 26 as it hosts LaGrange College and William Peace University.
- The meet is set to start at 5:00 p.m.