ATLANTA – A Carson-Newman swimmer reset the third school record of the weekend during Saturday's session of the Georgia Tech Invitational at McCauley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
Freshman Jon Lancaster (Ringgold, Ga.) set a school record in the mile with a swim of 16:17.84 to finish 17th. Lancaster bested the previous record held by Ethan Webster by nearly 15 seconds.
"This meet went extremely well. We swam according to plan. We had several personal breakthroughs and we did what we came here to do," coach Paige McCord said. "Also, competing with the best like this prepares us for conference and nationals. It was a great weekend."
Sophomore Davis Vincent (Loganville, Ga.) placed 16th in the 200 Back with a swim of 1:50.78. Vincent's time was a tenth of a second shy of a B-cut. Junior Sam Schechter (Knoxville, Tenn.) swam the 100 Free in 45.87 seconds, which was a B-cut time; freshman Jonny Goss (Heiskell, Tenn.) finished in 28th with a career-best time of 47.10.
Freshman Zeke Carnes (Maryville, Tenn.) placed 19th in the 200 Breast with the team's best swim of the season with a time of 2:07.18. Sophomore Ryan Burcham (Lenoir City, Tenn.) finished 13th in the 200 Fly with a swim of 1:50.54; the sophomore's swim was quick enough to be a B-cut. Junior Josh Grover (Villa Rica, Ga.) placed 20th with a time of 1:53.83.
The 400 Free Relay of freshman Garrett Stelling (Eads, Tenn.), Schechter, Lancaster and Goss placed sixth with a time of 3:05.68.
Sophomore Lexy Raybon (Sarasota, Fla.) swam the mile for the first time this season and swam a B-cut time of 17:36.09 to finish 14th. The sophomore placed 18th in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:06.54.
Sophomore Margaret Stansberry (Knoxville, Tenn.) finished 26th in the 200 Back with a time of 2:03.65, which was the best time by an Eagle this season. Junior Samantha Starnes (Knoxville, Tenn.) placed 30th in the 100 Free with a swim of 52.27 seconds. The junior's swim was over a second quicker than the previous best time this season.
The 400 Free Relay team of Stansberry, Melhorn, Starnes and freshman Lisa Postma (Leiden, Holland) finished in ninth with a time of 3:28,59 and finished just four-hundredths of a second shy of the school record.
Carson-Newman's next meet of the season is Dec. 12th against the Bellarmine Knights in Maddox Pool. The meet is the Eagles' lone home regular season meet of the season.