Sewanee bashes Berry

By Kipling Klimas

The swim and dive team went head to head with Berry College on Friday, November 13. Spirits were high on the women’s team, having been undefeated by Berry for over a decade. The men’s team buckled down for what they knew was going to be a tough meet. Coach Max Obermiller swam athletes in events they did not normally swim in order to snatch those lower place points away from Berry.

The Tigers took Berry with everything they had, winning multiple events. Notable swims on the women’s team include Emily Gay (C’17) winning the 1000-yard freestyle; Meghan Mulhern’s (C’18) victory in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle; Carolyn Rice (C’15) winning both the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley; Mallory Graves (C’16) winning the 100-yard backstroke and Ashley Kruger (C’18) winning the 100-yard freestyle.

The men’s team hauled in multiple events, as well with Mac McNally (C’17) winning the 200-yard freestyle; Michael Whitehead (C’17) winning both the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle and Willis Ralston’s (C’16) last-second victory in the 100-yard backstroke. Courtney Moore (C’16) went undefeated in both the men’s 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions and Jessica Zahn (C’19) won the women’s 3-meter diving.

The women’s team beat Berry handily with a final score of 150 to 86. The men’s team put up a solid fight but ultimately lost 113-119. Sewanee came away with an overall victory, beating Berry 263 to 205 points.