Milligan, TN - The Owls Swim Team traveled to Milligan College on Saturday to compete against Milligan, Mars Hill, and Lees McRae. This meet was a challenge because the team has been training endlessly for conference champs and Milligan has a meter pool. However, these challenges did not stop the owls from continuing to achieve best times and excellent finishes.
On the women's team sophomore Lucy Thompson showed amazing perseverance as she chose to push through a recovering injury and compete. She finished 8th in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 1:30.81 and 7th in the 100 backstroke with a fine of 1:41.49. Sophomore Sierra Bell had excellent swims as well earning a best time in her 100 free with a time of 1:18.93 and in her 50 free with a time of 33.74.
The men's side celebrated some best times as well. Sophomore Malcolm Mitchell-Bennett received a best time in his 100 freestyle with a time of 1:05.20. Freshman Alex Ardagna also went a best time in his 100 free with a time of 1:03.06.
The swim team will be departing on Wednesday, February 6th, for Orlando FL, where they will compete in their conference championship meet on February 7-9.