Baylor Swimmers Kick Off Season With Win Over Bearden

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Both the Baylor boys and girls swim teams opened the 2012-2013 seasons with wins over Bearden School from Knoxville. The Baylor boys won 161-134, while the girls won 186-86. The Baylor Boys are now 37-1 in dual meets since 2006, while the Lady Aqua Raiders are 36-0 since 2006.

In the Boys meet, Juniors Sam McHugh, Luke Kaliszak and Chandler Hinson lead the way with McHugh taking victories in the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle, Kaliszak won the 50 free and 100 butterfly, and Hinson won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.  Sophomore Christian Selby won the 200 free and was second in the 500 free, while Junior Dustin Tynes won the 100 breastroke and was 3rd in the 50 freestyle. Baylor Swept all three relays and Sophomore Ryan Smith won the 1 meter diving.

In the girls meet, Seniors Kristen Vredeveld won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Hannah Peiffer won the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Kimberlee John-Williams won the 100 butterfly, Emma Lochmaier won the 500 freestyle, while Junior Bree Roman won the 50 freestyle and 100 breastroke. Baylor swept all three relays, while Emily Pelliter won the 1 meter diving.


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Roy Exum: Buy Ping Golf Clubs

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