BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sewanee swimming and diving teams took on defending Southern Athletic Association champion Birmingham-Southern in a dual on Friday evening at the Birmingham CrossPlex. The 21st ranked men's team defeated the Tigers, 122-81, while the women, who are receiving votes in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) and are ranked ninth in the West-Midwest-South region, gave Sewanee a 141-97 loss.
INSIDE THE MEET
Women's Meet: Birmingham-Southern 141, Sewanee 97
Men's Meet: No. 21 Birmingham-Southern 122, Sewanee 81
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MEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Lee Haber won two events on Friday: the 400 individual medley (4:14.49) and the 100 breaststroke (1:00.65), which is a season-best for the sophomore. He missed his career-best by .05 seconds.
-James Hoyt earned the win in the 500 freestyle (4:52.11), while Jarrod Marable scored 85.05 points on the one-meter dive.
-In the 400 freestyle relay, the quartet of Carbone, Haber, Hoyt and Young won the event with a 3:21.53 clip.
WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Paisley Simmons won both the one-meter (208.65) and the three-meter dive (207.38).
-Gabby Acker took home the win in the 100 backstroke with a 1:02.79 time, a season-best for the freshman.
-Kate Mabry won the 100 butterfly with a 1:00.96 mark.
Sewanee will next focus on the 2019 SAA Championships Feb. 13-16 at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Hendrix will be the hosts for this year's meet.