HENDRIX SPORTS INFORMATION
LITTLE ROCK – The Hendrix College men’s and women’s swim teams combined to win four events and take second in seven more against Rhodes College and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock at the Donaghey Center Natatorium on Friday night.
In head-to-head against Rhodes, the Warrior men lost 86-67. The women lost to UALR 75-30 and Rhodes 87-18.
For the men, junior John Byford won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:11.26. He also swam a non-scoring time of 4:35.88 in the 400 medley. Byford and freshman Dylan Rogers took the top two spots in the 200 freestyle, completing the race in 1:53.19 and 1:55.81, respectively.
Rogers, Byford, sophomore Samuel Maynard and freshman Eric Mullins won the 400 medley relay in 4:02.87. Maynard also won the 200 yard butterfly in 2:17.69. Freshman James Gill took second with a season-best mark 5:40.46 in the 500 freestyle and second in the 1650 free in 20:18.62. Byford, Gill, Mullins and Rogers also took in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:36.00. Mullins placed third in the 50 freestyle in 24.84 and fourth in the 100 free in 56.07.
Junior Jo Claire Robertson recorded two second-place finishes for the Hendrix women. The Shreveport, La., native finished the 200 butterfly in 2:22.60 and the 200 backstroke in 2:20.30. Freshman Bayley Krell took second with a season-best 2:32.01 in the 200 breaststroke. She was also fifth in the 400 yard IM in 5:20.82 and recorded a non-scoring time of 20:35.51 in the 1650 freestyle.
Freshman Caroline Frobes placed fifth in the 50 freestyle in 26.35 and had a 100 free time of 1:00.71. Sophomore Taylor Keplin placed fifth in the 500 yard freestyle in 6:10.11 and freshman Kate Henricks was ninth in the 200 freestyle with a season-best 2:17.13.
The 400 medley relay team made up of Robertson, sophomores Kaia Duke and Sydney Haldeman of Conway and freshman Sarah McHugh were fourth in 4:26.87. Haldeman, Duke and seniors Sheryl Burt and Emily Hanson swam the 200 freestyle relay in 1:53.06, placing fourth.
Friday’s competition was the last for the Warriors until the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Championships in Birmingham, Ala. on Feb. 13-16.