1/14/2012 (ALBANY) – Anna Macht continued to shatter school records and divers qualified for the NJCAA Championship as Darton College Swimming and Diving won nine of 26 events at their home meet Saturday.
Macht, a freshman from Germany, broke her own records in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley, swimming 1:05 and 2:07.42, respectively.
Darton College sophomore divers Cody Spradlin and Kali Eigenberg scored high enough during the competitions to qualify for the 2012 NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championship in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Spradlin, who came to Darton from Newnan, qualified for the three-meter and one-meter diving competitions. Eigenberg, a graduate of Lee County High School, qualified for the one-meter competition.
“Both divers scored well over the qualifying scores in their events,” Darton College Head Swimming Coach Molly Gilbert said.
The meet was a double-dual between Darton College, Savannah College of Art and Design and Daytona State College. Darton captured victories in the men’s 200-medley relay, the women’s 1650-yard freestyle, the women’s 100-yard breaststroke, the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, the women’s 200-yard IM, the men’s 100-yard backstroke, the women’s 100-yard butterfly, the women’s 1-meter diving and the women’s 400-yard IM.
“I’m pleased to know that my swimmers are not only competing, but also winning, at that level,” Gilbert said of the competition with these four-year institutions. “The meet was a huge success. It gave me a glimpse of what nationals is going to be like and what we have to look forward to at that meet this March. I know my team will be more than ready.”
Spradlin on the 3-meter board
TJ Bland wins the 100-yard breaststroke
Darton’s Anna Macht