Eagles swim team victorious in Caldwell’s debut

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  • The Georgia Southern swim team beat SCAD Friday in their first meet of the season. The Eagles won all 14 events. 

McClain Baxley

The Georgia Southern swim team began its’ 2018-19 campaign with a victory over the defending NAIA national champions, SCAD, this past Friday.

The Eagles won all 14 events over the Bees, 11 of which were sprint races.

Junior Anna Moers set the tone for the afternoon by starting the dual meet with a win in the 50m Backstroke, 26.89, the 100m Backstroke, 59.13, while also claiming the top time in the 100m Individual Medley,1:00:77.

Senior Bre Stuart also ended the day with three wins, two individual races in the 50m Breaststroke, 31.51 and the 100m Breaststroke, 1:08:26.

Stuart also competed in the 4X50 Medley Relay joining sophomore Mackenzie Brown, senior Courtney Schaefer and freshman Melissa Cox on the podium with a 1:49:24 race.

“I was really reassured with it being 50s and 100s, that most of them, even my 500 and 1000 girls, were getting out and saying that they felt like they could keep going on, which is a part of where we are in training in that aerobic phase,” Head Coach Amanda Caldwell said. “They felt like they still had their legs. So that’s good.”

Brown, Cox, senior Morgan Fleming, Schaefer and sophomore Jessica Ware each finished with one individual win in the one-sided meet.

The Eagles will return to the water for their first home meet of the year Friday, Oct. 19 for a conference meet against UNC-Asheville.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu