Courtesy: SCAC Sports activities
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Trinity College males accomplished their wire-to-wire run via the meet and took dwelling prime honors on the 2021 SCAC Males’s Swimming & Diving Championship, posting a meet document closing rating of 1,075.5 to cruise to this system’s second straight convention title Saturday afternoon on the Blossom Athletic Heart.
Trinity completed 203.5 factors out in entrance of second-place Southwestern College, the most important margin of victory for the reason that Tigers posted a 215.5 level win on the 2014 championships. Colorado School completed in third with 504.5 factors and Centenary School was fourth with 359 factors. McMurry College secured its best-finish ever since becoming a member of the convention previous to the 2015 occasion and took dwelling fifth place with 292 factors. College of the Ozarks completed in sixth with 224 factors and Austin School rounded out the standings with 164 factors.
The title represents the 13th general males’s swimming and diving championship for the Trinity males’s program.
Southwestern junior Keshaun Patel received the Pirates off to a superb begin in Saturday’s session, posting a victory within the 1,650 free in a time of 16:37.48. His teammate Matt Oevermann was second in 16:48.80 and Colorado School sophomore Will Barber positioned third in 17:30.70.
Trinity’s Daniel Sarman turned the primary male swimmer in convention historical past to win the 200 again three straight years because the junior touched first at this 12 months’s occasion in a time of 1:52.96. Teammate and sophomore Matt Lanzara was runner-up for the second consecutive 12 months and completed in 1:52.98. Freshman Beau Participant of Southwestern was third in a time of 1:55.51.
In one of many marquee races of the evening, Trinity freshman Michael Kohl received his third race of the meet, beating a stacked subject within the 100 free with a gold medal successful time of 46.07. Southwestern senior Keith Gill was denied his third straight title within the occasion and needed to accept second with a time of 46.27. Centenary junior Miguel Vasquez was third and touched in 46.39.
Trinity freshman Kendal Southwell claimed the primary NCAA ‘B’ minimize of the 2021 championships, posting a time of two:04.72 to take prime honors within the 200 breast. Southwestern senior Alek Argueta was denied his fourth straight title within the occasion and needed to accept second with a end of two:07.57. Trinity junior Spencer Steward was third with a end of two:07.99.
Within the final particular person race of the championship, Trinity sophomore Omar Shahatit picked up gold within the 200 fly with a ending time of 1:52.48. Teammate and freshman John Fontenot was second in 1:56.04 and Colorado School junior Cade Thumann positioned third in a time of 1:56.77.
With the meet properly in hand, Trinity didn’t take its foot off the pedal and the staff of freshman Nathan Early, senior Leon Faulk, Kohl and senior Shamzi Alkaff purchased dwelling gold within the 400 free relay in a Walker Pool document time of three:05.70. Southwestern was second with a time of three:06.76 and Colorado School was third in 3:11.03.
In post-meet ceremonies, Trinity’s Kohl was named the SCAC Swimmer-of-the-Meet, turning into simply the second freshman in league historical past to earn the award. Along with his victory within the 100 free earlier within the day, Kohl posted first-place swims on Thursday within the 500 free and on Friday within the 100 again to take dwelling the glory.
Trinity senior Anthony Liva earned SCAC Diver-of-the-Meet honors. Liva, who repeated because the 3-meter champion on Friday, completed second to teammate Konstantine Partalas on the 1-meter board on Saturday. Partalas scored 509.05 on the low board to take prime honors – the fifth-highest rating in convention meet historical past. Liva’s 495.70 was good for second and Mac O’Brien of Colorado School was third in 416.95.
Liva’s mixed level whole on the 2 boards of 983.45 to Partalas’ 966.60 was the deciding think about figuring out Diver-of-the-Meet.
The ultimate standings had been as follows:
1) Trinity College – 1,075.50
2) Southwestern College – 872
3) Colorado School – 504.50
4) Centenary School – 359
5) McMurry College – 292
6) College of the Ozarks – 224
7) Austin School – 164
As has been the case with most collegiate competitors this tutorial 12 months, the 2021 championships had been modified as a result of COVID-19 protocol. The meet itself was condensed from its regular four-day schedule to a three-day occasion. Moreover, the meet was carried out as two separate occasions with the ladies’s groups swimming within the early afternoon and males’s groups competing later within the afternoon. All heats had been swam as timed finals with no preliminaries.