Written by David Mann
12/3/2011 – (SAVANNAH) The Darton College swim team broke six school records and finished fourth overall at the Savannah College of Art and Design Invitational on Dec. 3.
“This was by far the fastest meet of the season,” said Darton head coach Molly Gilbert. “The competition was fast and the swimmers’ times were season bests across the board.”
Darton College freshman Anna Macht took top-four finishes in all of her individual events. She finished all of her swims with school-record times.
Macht won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.75), took second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.51) and in the 400-yard individual medley (4:31.73). She finished fourth in the 200-yard breastroke (2:24.47).
Darton College freshman Emily Mitchell, of Ellen Park, Mich., finished fourth and broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 0:59.86.
On the men’s side, Darton College freshman Deniss Jariga finished second and set a new school-record in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.58.
TJ Bland, a freshman from Cantonsville, Md., won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 0:56.64. He also took fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke and sixth in the 400-yard individual medley.
The three-day event at SCAD was the largest meet on the Darton College schedule besides the NJCAA National Championship in March.
The team is scheduled to compete at Georgia Southern on Jan. 9th, following some intense winter training, Gilbert said.
Meet results from the SCAD invitational are posted on the Darton College athletics website, www.cavs.darton.edu.