Sea-Hawks host alumni and prospects in dual meet
The Sea-Hawks swimming teams had a good chance to tune up for the upcoming AUS season as they hosted the top local prospects and alumni at the Aquarena.
The Sea-Hawk men's swim team outscored the alumni and prospects to win the dual meet on Saturday. The final tallies put the varsity team in front with 97 points followed by the prospects with 65 points and the alumni in third place with 30 points.
Rookie David Haines of CBS had a fine debut as a Sea-Hawk, posting a personal best time of 59.02 in the 100m backstroke. It was Haines' first time under the one-minute mark and less than two seconds short of the CIS qualifying time. He also finished with a time of 27.83 in the 50m backstroke, another personal best and led off the Sea-Hawks winning 4x50m medley relay team.
The Sea-Hawks showed their depth at the meet against a very talented group of high schoolers pushing them in competition.
Fourth year Ryan Allen was the winner in the 25m and 100m breaststroke. Third year Matt Roberts won the 25m backstroke. Second years Brandon McKay and Brandon Billard each won a race, the 25m breaststroke and the 25m butterfly respectively.
The Sea-Hawk women's swim team finished second overall as they were overtaken by a talented team of high school prospects. The final tally gave the prospect 101 points, the varsity team 69 points and the alumni 14 points.
Seniors Leah Tomblin and Dayna Hogan led Memorial. Tomblin won the 25m butterfly and the 100m individual medley. Hogan won the 100m freestyle.
Rookies Jenny Stark and Laura Taylor had promising starts to their varsity careers, each winning a race. Stark took the 100m breaststroke while Taylor was first in the 100m butterfly.
Sea-Hawk coach Brad Hutton was impressed with the strength of the prospects team on both the women's and men's side.
He also felt that the depth of the Memorial sides was impressive with many first and second year student-athletes demonstrating that they are ready to contribute this season.