Swimming and Diving teams open season with wins at Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, Ky.—The Birmingham-Southern swimming and diving teams opened the 2014-15 season on Friday with wins against Lindsey Wilson College in a dual meet in Columbia, Ky.

Both the men's and women's teams won 138-65, winning eight of the 11 events. The men were led by freshman Will Barton with two individual wins in the 1000 free and 100 back. Other individual winners were junior Duncan Bonney (100 fly), junior Drew Priede (200 IM), sophomore Ben Hodde (100 free), and freshman Stone Strankman (100 breast).

On the women's side, freshman Sarah Catherine Murphy won two events (200 free and 500 free), as did junior Lauren Kinsey (1000 free and 100 free). Other winners included junior Molly Waddell (50 free) and sophomore Marilyn Rowell (100 breast).

The Panthers are in action again tomorrow, taking on Centre, Sewanee, and Washington and Lee at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.