CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gardner-Webb dropped both ends of a swimming twinbill on Saturday afternoon as the men's squad fell to Queens, 183-79, while the women fell to Queens, 180-81 and to Richmond, 139-122.
Queens 183, Gardner-Webb 79
"NCAA Division II champion Queens came out with energy which our men definitely matched and continued to push and race head to head all afternoon" stated head coach Mike Simpson. We had a lot of big moments from a mixture of veteran men and some of the underclassmen, which kept our guys pushing them to the limits. Overall, it was an important piece to the process of the season this afternoon, as we continue to show some great racing skills, continue to swim with energy and passion, and are looking forward to the next two weeks of work to prepare for the Fall Frenzy Invitational."
Connor Bos finished first in the 100 back, timing in at 50.92, and also timed in fastest in the 50 free at 21.40.
Mason Hutchinson finished second in the 200 fly at 1:58.45.
Jordan Mintz finished second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.06
Tyler Gomez finished third in the 100 fly, clocking in at 51.59.
Queens 182, Gardner-Webb 81
Richmond 139, Gardner-Webb 122
"Our women came in off a strong Friday night of CCSA competition at home into a great racing environment with a strong A-10 team in Richmond and the NCAA Division II champion Queens. We made some great strides forward and raced well as we look towards the Fall Frenzy Invitational in two weeks. We had a mixture of youth and experience showcase some great racing today, and progress was shown even from Friday evening's conference matchup."
Cassie Ward finished first in the 200 back with a time of 2:07.51 while Spencer
Lucas timed in at 2:09.54 for a third place finish.
Lauren Oglesby finished second in the 1000 free with a time of 10:28.07.
Lili Toth came in third place in the 200 breast at 2:25.92.
Lauren Oglesby finished third in the 500 free, timing in at 5:06.80.
Tessa Walsh finished second in the 100 fly at 57.96.
London Schumacher placed second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:29.24.
Both squads will compete at the Fall Frenzy Invitational, hosted by Wingate University from November 18-20.