Eagles win first team title; Lady Eagle take second

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The Oklahoma Christian University men’s swim team broke 10 school records as they won their first team title in program history at the Hendrix Invitational in Conway, AR Dec. 2.

The Eagles finished in first place with a team score of 687.5, edging out second place by 16 points in the nine-team event.

Freshman Kurt Gscheidle pitched in for five of the six record breaking times at the event, one of which was his own 100 butterfly, with a new time of 54.22 seconds and another in the 100 individual medley with a 56.73 second finish.

Freshman Derek Duckworth tied for first place in the 50 freestyle in 21.87 seconds, then he matched his own school record of 48.21 seconds in the 100 freestyle and placed second.

Freshman Noah Woollweever won both the 100 and 200 backstroke events. He finished the 100 in 54.78 seconds and the 200 in 2:03.39.

The Eagles finished in second in the 200-freestyle relay with freshman Carter Shelton, freshman Jordan Riley, Gscheidle and Duckworth at 1:30.05, and in both the 200 and 400 medley relays, Oklahoma Christian finished in first.

The group of Woollweever, Gscheidle, freshman Dylan Ingram and Duckworth finished the 200-medley relay event in 1:37.55 and in the 400-medley relay, Woollweever, Ingram, Gscheidle and Shelton posted a final time of 3:41.01.

The Lady Eagles broke five school records on the way to a second-place finish.

Oklahoma Christian finished the two-day event with a team score of 626, 61 points behind event host and winner Hendrix College.

Freshman Heidi Fritscher came in first in the 200-individual medley with a new school record of 2:17.66 and second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:39.03.

In the 200-freestyle relay, the group of freshmen, Hanna Forbat, Jamie McGarrigle, Fritscher and Megan Diamond, won in 1:43.61, and in the 400-freestyle relay, McGarrigle, Fritscher, freshman Hailey Webster and freshman Rachel Brumfield won in 3:46.80. Both wins were also new school records.

In the 400-medley relay, Forbat, freshman Allison DeWeirdt, Fritscher and Diamond took first in 4:19.13. In the 200-medley relay, Forbat, McGarrigle, Brumfield and Diamond set another school record at 1:56.41 and won the event.

McGarrigle and freshman Riley Powelson both tied for first place and set a school record with a time of 1:04.62 in the 100-individual medley.

Brumfield won both the 100 and 200 butterfly individual events for the Lady Eagles. She finished the 100 in 1:00.69 and the 200 in 2:16.33.
Both teams will compete in the TYR Elite Meet at the Edmond YMCA Recreation and Aquatic Center Dec. 15–17.

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