Roanoke College men are 4th, women 5th in ODAC meet

The Roanoke College men took fourth place and the women were fifth in the Old Dominion Athletic Confernce swim championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina last weekend.

The men totaled 294 points as Washington & Lee claimed the ODAC title. David Adarkwah, Jacob David, Tanner DeBord and Nick McGrath kicked off the competition with a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:28.59. In the Friday finale, Logan Cale, McGrath, Gordon and Adarkwah took fourth in the 400 medley relay with a 3:45.37.

David, Jorge Jara Lopez, Gordon, and DeBord took third in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:31.71. Cale, McGrath, Gordon, and Adarkwah finished the 200 medley relay in 1:40.50 for fourth.

Washington & Lee also took the women’s championship with 1,053 points and fifth place Maroons tallied 294 in their first year of competition. Reilly Bird, Francisca Cifuentes, Tessa Kenney and Hannah Sells kicked off the meet with a fourth-place time of 1:42.65 in the 200 freestyle relay. Bird earned a spot on the podium in the 50 freestyle with a third-place time of 23.97, and Bird, Sarah Virginia Scott, Kenney, and Cifuentes rounded out the day taking fourth in the 400 medley relay with a 4:10.46.

On Saturday Bird took the 100 backstroke title with a first-place time of 57.57. In the 200 medley relay, Bird, Scott, Kenney, and Cifuentes finished in 1:52.34, good for a fourth-place finish. Bird, Cifuentes, Phoebe Coburn, and Sells closed out the championships with a fourth-place time of 3:45.45 in the 400 freestyle relay on Sunday.

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