2016-17 Women's Swimming
 
 
 
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Left to Right: Megan Manning, McKenzie Dalton, Katie Johnson, and Courteney Darrow
Women's Swimming - Sun, Feb. 12, 2017

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Point University women's swimming team placed seventh among seven schools at the 2017 Appalachian Athletics Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held Feb. 9-11, at the Kingsport Aquatics Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

 

Asbury University (Ky.) won the women's conference title with 606 points, and West Virginia Tech, which ranks ninth in the NAIA National Coaches' Top 10, placed second with 488 points.  Union College (N.Y.) placed third with 464 points, and Columbia College (S.C.), which ranks tenth in the Coaches' Top 10, placed fourth with 444.  Milligan College (Tenn.) totaled 354.5 points for fifth place, and St. Andrews University (N.C.) finished sixth with 309.5.  Point totaled 246 points for seventh place.

 

Claire Goodrum from Asbury won Swimming of the Meet honors, and Jason Gallaher, head coach of the Columbia squad, was voted AAC Women's Swimming Coach of the Year.

 

Courteney Darrow (JR/Newnan, GA), McKenzie Dalton (FR/Dothan, AL), Katie Johnson (FR/Hebron, KY) and Megan Manning (SO/Deland, FL) set a new school record and an automatic NAIA qualifying cut of 2:03.24 in the 200-yard medley relay, and Manning, Dalton, Johnson and Darrow set another school record and NAIA qualifying cut and placed seventh in the 200-yard freestyle relay on day two with a time of 1:51.65.

 

Manning, Johnson, Dalton and Darrow established a third school relay record and placed seventh with a swim of 4:18.50 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

 

Darrow, Dalton, Manning and Johnson placed seventh in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:42.81, and Manning, Dalton, Johnson and Darrow swam Point's first 800-yard freestyle relay of the season and placed sixth with a time of 9:13.15.

 

Manning equaled her own school record and season-best of 1:04.84 and placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly, and later placed sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 57.83 seconds.  She also placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 2:35.97.

 

Darrow also placed 11th in the 100-yard backstroke with Point's season-best time of 1:06.87 and 11th in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:30.11, just ahead of Johnson, who placed 12th with a time of 2:35.11.

 

Dalton also placed eighth in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 6:36.77 and swam Point's second-best time of the season and placed eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:23.53. She also placed 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke with a finals time of 3:06.67.

 

Brenna Werst (FR/Eustis, FL) placed 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:38.92 and placed 15th in the 200-yard breaststroke with a finals time of 3:36.40.  Falen Kizunga (SO/Villa Rica, GA) placed 14th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:32.47 in the finals.

 

NEXT MEET:  Point University women's swimming, coached by Kaymee Kelly, coached by Kaymee Kelly, is preparing for the NAIA National Swimming Championships, March 1-4, in the Columbus Aquatics Center in Columbus, Ga.

 
 
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