More records fall on day two of Delta State Invitational

Record-breaking 800 free relay team: (L to R) Duncan Bonney, Wil Cushman, Drew Priede, and Wil Barton
Record-breaking 800 free relay team: (L to R) Duncan Bonney, Wil Cushman, Drew Priede, and Wil Barton

CLEVELAND, Miss.—The Birmingham-Southern swimming and diving teams had another spectacular showing today for the second session of the Delta State Christmas Invitational in Cleveland, Miss.

The Panthers notched 21 personal best times including four NCAA cuts and six school records.

Junior Duncan Bonney broke school records in the 100 fly (49.85) and 100 breast (54.97). His mark in the 100 breast is an NCAA cut time and ranks him second nationally, and he also achieved an NCAA cut in the 800 free relay, along with junior Drew Priede, junior Wil Cushman, and freshman Wil Barton, notching a school-record time of 6:48.00 which ranks them ninth in the nation.

Priede also won the 200 free with a time of 1:41.06, missing the NCAA cut by .02 seconds. Freshman Caleb Riggs broke the school record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:08.07, and senior diver Sara Kate Bracewell broke both the 1-meter 6-dive list and 11-dive list records.

Action continues tomorrow for the final day of the Invitational.