The Hendrix College swimming teams split with Austin College in the season opener at Bob Courtway Pool on Thursday night. The Warrior women topped the ‘Roos 119-86, while the men lost 126-49.
The women won nine events. The 4x100 medley relay team took of Jo Claire Robertson, Sydney Haldeman, Alanna Montgomery and Taylor Keplin won with a time 2:03.89. Freshman Laure Price won the 1,000 freestyle in 12:03.92. Senior Vanessa Morris took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:05.65 and the 500 freestyle in 5:40.11. Haldeman won the 50 yard freestyle in 26.67 sec. and the 200 yard butterfly in 2:25.77. Robertson won the 400 yard individual medley in 4:55.71 and the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:17.86. Montgomery also won the 200 yard breastroke in 2:48.46
The Warrior men took first in three races. Sophomore Matthew Larson won the 1,000 yard freestyle in 11:17.27 and the 500 yard freestyle in 5:28.77. Sophomore John Byford recorded a mark of 4:44.81 in the 400 yard individual medley.
Hendrix will compete with Austin and Centenary on Saturday in Shreveport, La.