Trinity Swimming & Diving Teams Victorious in Nashville Road Trip

Trinity Swimming & Diving Teams Victorious in Nashville Road Trip

Nashville, Tennessee – The Tiger men's and women's swimming & diving teams combined for wins over Centre (KY) College and Birmingham-Southern (AL) College in a Sunday tri-meet.



The two teams combined to win 277-175 over Centre and edged Birmingham-Southern by a score of 240-235.

The Trinity men's team earned two relay wins and four individual victories, but also had 11 performances in the top three.  The Tiger women earned five wins to go with 14 top-three performances in the meet.

Mabel Fowler earned a pair of individual victories, as well as being a part of the winning 400 medley relay team. Fowler had the top time in the 200 backstroke and teamed with Lindsay Hagmann, Rebecca Andruzzi, and Liz Ryan for the winning relay.

Fowler also finished the 1000 freestyle in 10:48.63, which is the second-best time in school history and is the top time in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference this season.

Along with joining Fowler on the winning 400 medley relay, Hagmann also took the gold in the 50 free and was second in the 200 free. She teamed up with Lauren Cuda, Abbie Jones, and Star Rosales for the winning 400 free relay as well.

Cuda was second in the 200 free and was part of the third-place 400 medley relay team that also consisted of Cuda, Jones, and Paige Johnson.

Ivy Claflin was third in the 200 individual medley, while Caroline North was just behind her with a fourth-place finish. North also teamed with Johnson, Fowler, and Elizabeth Nelson for third in the 400 free relay.

In addition to her helping two relay teams to third-place finishes, Johnson was also second to Fowler in the 200 back. Andruzzi added a bronze finish in the 500 free to her relay win in the 400 medley.

Shamzi Alkaff led Trinity's men with an individual win in the 50 free, as well as being a part of the winning 400 medley and the 400 free relays and finishing second in the 100 free.

Noah Stopkotte took top honors in the 200 breaststroke and was a part of the second-place 400 medley relay team of Connor McClure, James Warren, and Leon Faulk.

Joining Alkaff on the winning medley relay was Charles Clark, Elliott Fleming, and Cole Rezsofi. Clark was also third in the 200 free, while Rezsofi was second to Alkaff in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free.

Warren and Eamon Morris earned runner-up finishes in the 200 butterfly and 200 backstroke, respectively, while Jacob Hurrell Zitelman also won silver in the 500 free.

Trinity also enjoyed outstanding performances in the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions on both the men's and women's sides. Duncan MacAskill edged out teammates Anthony Liva and Tommy Ritthaler to score his first win on the three-meter board this season and earned himself a qualifying score for the NCAA Regional Championships in March. Daniel Valmassei took the one-meter title on the men's side and joined MacAskill with a qualifying score of his own.

Christine Peterson scored a pair of runner-up finishes to last year's NCAA Regional Diving Champion from Centre. Peterson hit NCAA qualifying scores on both boards.



Both Trinity teams will defend their conference titles at the SCAC Championships Meet February 14-17, in Dallas, Texas.