Swimming Competes at Lenoir-Rhyne Event as Lady Falcons Tie for First while the Men Finish Second
November 5, 2012
HICKORY, N.C. - The Pfeiffer University men and women's swim teams participated at Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday competing against the host Bears and Converse Valkyries. The Lady Falcons would defeat Lenoir-Rhyne 80-42 while drawing a dead heat tying Converse 61-61. The men would fall to Lenoir-Rhyne 151-110.
The Lady Falcons started things off with a victory in the 400-yard medley relay as the team of Kate Galichenko, Mary Rudolph, Daliya Spasova and Hannah Finkernagel out-touched Converse by just .19 seconds.
Nick Insley would later tally the men's first victory of the day in the 100 backstroke defeating his competitors by 2.5 seconds. Galichenko would score the first individual win for the Lady Falcons in the 200 butterfly finishing in 2:13.89 more than 10 seconds sooner than anyone else.
George Moreno would get in on the act winning back-to-back events for the men in the 50 and 100 freestyles before Insley grabbed the top spot in the 200 back.
Finkernagle took home top honors in the lengthy 500 freestyle while Spasova and Corley won the final individual events in the 100 fly. Pfeiffer would end the day with team victories in both the men and women's 400-yard freestyle relays.
Next up for both swim teams will be the annual Fall Frenzy hosted by Wingate at Charlotte's MCAC October 16-18th.