C-N slated for battle with Lees-McRae prior to the UT invite

C-N slated for battle with Lees-McRae prior to the UT invite

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Jordan Taylor's troops return to their home pool this weekend when the Lees-McRae Bobcats visit Mossy Creek on Saturday, Nov. 10. The first event of the afternoon is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. 

C-N swim comes off the Emory Invitational last weekend in which the team saw both the men's and women's sides with third-place finishes of the four teams.

One team included Wingate, who the Eagles went toe-to-toe with to kick off the new season at the MSAC pool. The No. 20 ranked men's team knocked off No. 10 Wingate 170.5 to 144.5. The No. 18 women's side fell 199.5 to 115.5 the No. 9 Bulldogs marking the first loss for the women since the program's inaugural season in 2013.

The program's men's team has not lost since the same season when Limestone defeated both teams.

There has been some early standout swims for C-N swim on both teams with junior Caleb Howell taking the top spot in six events over the first two meets. Howell is two-for-two in both the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley events. He currently sits at fifth in the nation in the 200 breast with a time of 2:03.77. The mark of 1:51.88 in the 200 IM is fourth in the nation. Howell is also 21st in the 100-yard breaststroke at 57.87 seconds. Each placement came after the Eagles trip to Atlanta, Ga. last weekend.

Freshman Meredith Ginn grabs two event wins at the Emory Invite in the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley. She also remains two-for-two in event wins in the 200 IM. Ginn is sixth in all of Division II following the time of 2:06.65 in the 200 IM at Emory. She remains outside the top-20 times at No. 28 in the breaststroke with a time of 2:25.41.

C-N shifted a number of the nation's times last weekend which included Marcelo Figueredo with a spot at No. 10 in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:25.79) and Lisa Postman 15th in the 50-yard freestyle (24.16). Casey Charles also sits right outside the top-20 in the 1650 free at No. 23 with a time of 17:08.41. Figueredo is also No. 18 in the nation in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:39.18.

The foursome of Postma, Mary Northcutt, Yulia Fomina, and Elly Culp all currently sit in eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 137.17.

A recap of the afternoon's events will be available at cneagles.com. The meet marks C-N's last tune-up before the University of Tennessee Invitational at the end of the month.