MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern men's swimming team defeated Rhodes College 164-88 at the University of Memphis pool to open the 2016-17 season. The Panthers won eight different events en route to their first victory of the year.
There were two individual women's on the side, but the Panthers fell 180-81.
Both Wil Barton (Memphis, Tenn./St. George's Independent School) and Nico Medina (Davis, Fla./American Heritage HS) won two individual events. Barton placed first in the 200 free and the 200 back. Medina won the 1,000 free and 100 fly.
Noah Young (Clinton, Miss./Clinton HS), Luke Huffstutler (Odenville, Ala./Heritage Christian Academy), Will Retersdorf (Spring Hill, Tenn./Independence HS), and Caleb Riggs (Enterprise, Ala./Peninsula HS) won the 200 medley relay.
Young also won the 100 back, while Huffstutler took the 500 free. Justin Staab (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook HS) and Scott Taylor (Arab, Ala./Arab HS) won their events as well. Stabb won the 200 fly and Taylor the 100 IM.
The Panthers continue on the road Saturday, Oct. 8 when they head to the Derby City Invite in Louisville, Ky. The meet will be held at the University of Louisville pool.