Swimming Shatters 11 School-Records at BGMC Meet; Prim Prepares for NCAA II Nationals Next Month
February 23, 2010
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The men and women’s swim teams at Pfeiffer University combined to break 11 school-records in last weekend’s Bluegrass Mountain Conference meet held in Charlotte at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. A handful of the records broken were the second or third editions of that happening this season alone. Julianna Prim scored an individual victory in the women’s 200 butterfly in Saturday night’s finals. The women concluded the BGMC meet in 10th place while the men wrapped up in 11th.
The record breaking began on night one, Wednesday, as the women’s 800 free relay team of Prim, Haley Carter, Yukina Onoda and Samantha Maness broke the record the set back on Halloween by more than six seconds. The foursome eclipsed their old record of 8:10.50 with a new relay time of 8:04.15 at the BGMC.
On Thursday, the same quartet broke another mark they shattered back in mid-October in the 400 Medley relay. Swimming in the order of Onoda, Carter, Prim and Maness, the ladies broke the old time during prelims with a 4:10.01 before passing it again during the finals run with a 4:05.87. The October time was a 4:10.58. Prim went on to trim the record time in the women’s 200 IM with a 2:11.11. The freshman set that mark back in November with a 2:12.55.
The men broke the first of their five records on Friday as Edwin Torres passed a time he set back in December of 2007 during the 200 free. In prelims, Torres set the new bar at 1:46.14 before breaking it again in the finals with a 1:45.02. Torres’ 2007 time was a 1:46.44. Another women’s relay, the 200 medley, saw another record collapse with Onoda, Carter, Prim and Nicole DiVaccaro. By a slim .28 seconds, the four knocked off their old time back in October with a 1:55.21.
The highest, daily number of records were broken and re-set in the final day of competition on Saturday. George Moreno started the day with a new 100 freestyle time of 48.41 before Torres beat him out with a 48.11. The best time in the 100 free was a little more than a year old. Moreno and Torres then teamed up with Mark Franz and Zach McMichael in the 400 free relay to break another year old record with a time of 3:12.93.
The same four ladies who started the week with three record-breakers finished with the team’s 11th in the 400 free. Surpassing a time of 3:45.56 set back in February of 2008, Prim, Carter, Onoda and Manness beat out the old mark by .26 seconds setting the new time at 3:45.30.
In event 32, the women’s 200 fly, Prim out-touched Emilee Margiotta of Tampa by .06 seconds to register the individual win. Prim, a BGMC Swimmer of the Week back in November 15th, will now begin preparations to race in that same event at the NCAA II Nationals next month in Canton, Ohio. Prim qualified for the national meet with a time of 2:04.66 back in November at the Wingate Fall Frenzy.
BGMC FULL MEET RESULTS (in order of events)