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Friday, 15 February 2013 05:17

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams wrapped up the first full day of competition Thursday at the 2013 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

In the team standings, the L-R men's squad is in 11th place with 45 points while the women are 10th overall (50 points). Wingate leads both the men's (306 points) and women's (278 points) competition after Thursday's events.
Several swimmers competed in the finals for L-R including sophomore Maegan Jones (Massillon, Ohio) in the women's 500-yard freestyle (5:24.22) and 1,000-yard freestyle (11:03.16) events.
Jones finished 11th in the women's 1,000-yard freestyle while freshman Jonathan Hofrichter (Tampa, Fla.) was ninth in the men's 1,000-yard freestyle event with a time of 9:51.19.
Hofrichter also competed in the 500-yard freestyle event on the men's side and placed 18th overall (4:41.59).
Sophomore Kyle Hites (Lenoir, N.C.) just missed a school record in the men's 200-yard individual medley (1:56.96) while freshman Leah Watts (Hickory, N.C.) placed 18th in the women's 500-yard freestyle event (5:14.23).
The conference championship continues on Friday before wrapping up on Saturday.


2013 Bluegrass Mountain
Conference Swimming Championships
Charlotte, N.C. (Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center)
1. Wingate 278
2. Johns Hopkins 252
3. Queens 209
4. SCAD 128
5t. Pfeiffer 110
5t. Limestone 110
7. Converse 100
8. Fairmont State 94
9. Catawba 87
10. Lenoir-Rhyne 50
11. West Virginia Wesleyan 29


1. Wingate 306
2. Queens 238
3. Johns Hopkins 171
4. Washington & Lee 131
5. Fairmont State 127
6. Limestone 119
7. Catawba 98
8. SCAD 88
9. Pfeiffer 55
10. West Virginia Wesleyan 52
11. Lenoir-Rhyne 45
12. Randolph-Macon 40

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