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Liberty Finishes 6th at TYR '85 Invite

November 24, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Abigail Egolf-Jensen won platform diving for the second time this season.

Abigail Egolf-Jensen won platform diving for the second time this season.

The Liberty swimming & diving team wrapped up a successful fall season by placing sixth at the TYR '85 Invite, which wrapped up Sunday at Liberty Natatorium.  

The Lady Flames scored 1,154 points over the three-day meet to place sixth. Navy won for the second year in a row, scoring 2,240 points. Duquesne (1,481.5) edged Vanderbilt (1,439.5) for second, while Marshall (1,240) took fourth and James Madison (1,204.5), placed fifth. After Liberty (1,154), Campbell (894), North Florida (655.5) and Saint Francis (Pa.) (507) rounded out the field.

Liberty Finalists
• Jr. Payton Keiner – 200 backstroke (1st place in 1:53.75 - qualified in 1:58.94)

• So. Emma Hazel – 200 backstroke (12th place in 2:02.13 - qualified in 2:03.63)

• Fr. Eva Suggs – 200 backstroke (13th place in 2:02.69 - qualified in 2:03.28)

• So. Shelby Haines – 200 backstroke (36th place in 2:08.47 - qualified in 2:09.59)

• Sr. Hannah Baker – 100 freestyle (32nd place in 52.88 - qualified in 52.51)

• Fr. Jessica Schellenboom – 200 breaststroke (15th place in 2:23.50 - qualified in 2:23.40)

• So. Chloe Rippey – 200 breaststroke (16th place in 2:24.19 - qualified in 2:24.18)

• So. Cailin Carroll – 200 breaststroke (31st place in 2:26.37 - qualified in 2:28.26)

• Jr. Lindsey Cohee – 200 butterfly (5th place in 2:02.19 - qualified in 2:02.49)

• So. Sophia Miller – 200 butterfly (25th place in 2:12.51 - qualified in 2:10.59)

• R-Jr. Mikayla Herich – 1,650 freestyle (2nd place in 16:51.74)

• So. Ashley Sennett – 1,650 freestyle (17th place in 17:53.09)

• Jr. Arielle Arnett – 1,650 freestyle (13th place in 17:56.90)

• So. Abigail Egolf-Jensen – Platform diving (1st place in 203.10)

• So. Lauren Chennault – Platform diving (2nd place in 199.90)

• So. Allison Van Milligan – Platform diving (5th place in 164.65)

• Fr. Emily LaRocque – Platform diving (6th place in 162.15)

• Sr. Kendal Irwin – Platform diving (7th place in 153.70)

• 400 free relay – 7th place in 3:28.56 (Payton Keiner – 50.87; Brittany Weiss – 53.45; Eva Suggs – 51.57; Hannah Baker – 52.67)

Notable
• Keiner lowered her season best by over five seconds in the 200 backstroke, winning in NCAA B cut time, 1:53.75. That time is now ninth in the nation in the event and is just .07 seconds behind her own CCSA record of 1:53.68, set on Feb. 25, 2018. Keiner has won the 200 back the last six times she has swum it, dating back to last season.

• Herich's 1,650 freestyle time (16:51.74) is the fastest in the event by any CCSA swimmer so far this season.

• Today was the second time this season that Egolf-Jensen won platform diving, as she claimed victory in the event against UNC Asheville.

• Cohee's 2:02.19 in the 200 butterfly was the fastest by a Liberty swimmer in the event so far this season.

• Keiner led off the 400 free relay in 50.87, just the second CCSA swimmer this season to break 51 seconds for 100 freestyle.

• Navy, James Madison, Liberty and Campbell competed at an invitational at Liberty for the second year in a row.

• This weekend's meet featured four teams who won their conference's championship meet last season. Liberty claimed the 2019 CCSA Championship, while Navy won the Patriot League title for the eighth straight year. James Madison has won back-to-back CAA titles, while Duquesne won the Atlantic 10 Championship in both 2018 and 2019.

• This week's invitational gave teams a preview of a prelims-finals program that will be used at their respective conference meets.

Historically Speaking
• Van Milligan's 164.65 for platform diving today ranks fifth in program history in the event, while LaRocque's 162.15 in sixth.   

Up Next     
Lady Flames who have attained qualifying marks will compete in the Toyota U.S. Open, held in Atlanta, Ga., from Dec. 4-7.