VMI Swimming Teams Split with Centre
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI men’s swimming and diving team defeated Centre College (Ky.) Friday evening 163-128 while the Centre women earned a 188-92 victory in Clark King Pool. Keydet sophomore Sophie Svoboda broke two records at the meet.
The VMI 200-yard medley relay team of Zach Emerson, Jack Sheehan, Kai Green and Ryan Schmitz earned a victory in 1:38.11. Green won the 100-backstroke in 1:00.43 and the 100 fly in 53.34. Schmidt finished ahead of the pack in the 50-free in 22.12 and Sheehan won the 200-IM in 1:57.
The 200-free relay team of Green, Emerson, Jacob Smilie and Schmitz earned a victory in the last event of the evening in 1:27.62. Bridger Thurston won the 1-meter (205.70) and 3-meter (209.40) diving competitions and Emerson took second in the 100 and 200 backstrokes.
Svoboda snapped two of her own school records she set last winter in the 100 (1:08.47) and 200 (2:30.31) breaststroke, winning both events. Calle Biles captured both the 1-meter (174.70) and 3-meter (209.40) diving competitions. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Svoboda, Sarah MacDougall, Morgan Davis and Biles won in 1:44.95 and Davis was second in the 200-fly. Makenna Moore took second in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 200 medley relay team of Olivia Bryant, Svoboda, Davis and MacDougall was also second.
VMI is off until Saturday, November 9, when the Keydets host William & Mary College at 1 p.m. for Senior Day.