By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Freshman Brooke Boyd broke three school records and swam a B-cut qualifying time, as both the men’s and women’s swim and dive teams finished eighth overall at the SCAD Invitational on Saturday. The Vikings also swam to 19 personal bests and four school records on the weekend.
Boyd started the weekend breaking Berry’s 500-Yard Freestyle school record. She swam a 5:06.42 on Thursday, finishing ninth in the event with a 10 second PR. Boyd, Leah Berndt, Maggie Hogsed and Sarah Pierce then finished the night with an 8:04.62 school record in the 800-Yard Freestyle Relay as well.
Freshman Sydney Ragsdale also broke an additional school record on Friday for Berry, swimming a 1:00.83 in the 100-Yard Backstroke in the evening finals. Before the weekend was over, Boyd added her third school record of the competition, swimming to a NCAA DIII national qualifying time in the 1650-Yard Freestyle in 17:32.48 to round out a prominent weekend for the Vikings.
BERRY WOMEN’S STANDOUTS:
- Boyd: Ninth Place Finish (500-Yard Freestyle – 5:06.42), 16th Place Finish (200-Yard Freestyle – 2:01.30), Third Place Finish (1650-Yard Freestyle – 17:32.48), 16th Place Finish (200-Yard Breaststroke – 2:29.81)
- Haley Brown: Seventh Place Finish (50-Yard Freestyle – 24.52)
- Audrey Burch: 18th Place Finish (400-Yard Individual Medley – 4:55.61)
- Hogsed: 12th Place Finish (200-Yard Freestyle – 1:56.59), 13th Place Finish (100-Yard Freestyle – 53.67)
- Ragsdale: 18th Place Finish (100-Yard Breaststroke – 1:00.83), 19th Place Finish (200-Yard Backstroke – 2:14.14)
- Corley Peth: 19th Place Finish (1650-Yard Freestyle – 20:13.00)
- Pierce: 12th Place Finish (200-Yard Butterfly – 2:11.97)
- Cali Fillmer: 20th Place Finish (200-Yard Butterfly – 2:23.21)
BERRY MEN’S STANDOUTS:
- Dylan White: 11th Place Finish (500-Yard Freestyle – 4:44.19), Ninth Place Finish (100-Yard Breaststroke – 52.29), Fifth Place Finish (200-Yard Backstroke – 1:53.40)
- Mac Stovall: 20th Place Finish (200-Yard Individual Medley – 2:00.61), 20th Place Finish (200-Yard Freestyle – 1:47.21)
- Cole Beddingfield: 19th Place Finish (100-Yard Butterfly – 52.70), 13th Place Finish (200-Yard Butterfly – 1:56.41)
- Spencer O’Neale: 16th Place Finish (200-Yard Backstroke – 2:12.33)
- Michael Bemis: 11th Place Finish (100-Yard Freestyle – 47.31)
- Laramie Sellers: 17th Place Finish (200-Yard Breaststroke – 2:16.19)
- The Vikings’ women’s team finished with 111 points in the outing.
- Berry’s men’s team finished with 138 points.
The Vikings will return to SCAD for a meet on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Savannah, Ga.