The Emory University Men's Swimming and Diving team had another strong output at the Denison Invitational on Friday, compiling three event wins, one school record and 16 NCAA B Cuts on the second day of competition. The Eagles still sit in second place in the team standings heading into the final day with 1,301 points, trailing only first-place Denison (1,944 pts.)
Freshmen Lucas Bumgarner and Zach Lorson notched solo event wins on the evening with Bumgarner taking the 1-meter diving win with a score of 288.55 and Lorson touching first in the 400 IM with a school record time of 3:51.86. Lorson's mark topped the previous record of 3:52.32 held by Keith Diggs set back in 2009 at the Division III Championships.
The Eagles added a win in the final event of the night as seniors Trey Kolleck, Alex Kohlman, junior Connor McCourt and sophomore Kellen Stillman won the 800 Freestyle Relay with a winning time of 6:38.59.
In addition to Lorson, the freshmen shined for Emory in the 400 IM with Sean Byman (7th-3:57.82), Jason Hamilton (10th-3:56.05), Jack Kelleher (12th-3:59.05) and Will O'Daffer (15th-4:00.19) all recording NCAA qualifying times.
Junior Sage Ono and freshman Colin LaFave led the Eagles in the 100 Backstroke with a pair of top-four marks with Ono taking second at 48.92 and LaFave in fourth at 49.10. Senior Matt Rogers added a NCAA B Cut in the event with 10th-place time of 49.79.
Also registering individual NCAA B Cuts for the Eagles on Friday were Stillman (3rd-1:38.93) and Kolleck (10th-1:39.99) in the 200 Freestyle and senior Zachary Chen (4th-56.10) and Hamilton (10th-55.87) in the 100 Breaststroke.
Emory also saw both relay teams record NCAA B Cuts in the 200 Medley with the A squad of Ono, Kolleck and freshmen Hwa Min Sim and Tyler Russell finish third at 1:28.80 and the B group of Rogers, Hamilton, LaFave and Chen take fifth at 1:30.07.
The Denison Invitational concludes Saturday with the 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke 200 Butterfly, 1650 Freestyle, women's 3-meter diving and the 400 Freestyle Relay.