Roanoke Beats Greensboro in ODAC Swimming

Roanoke Beats Greensboro in ODAC Swimming

The Basics

Meet: Roanoke, Greensboro, Randolph-Macon
Location: Salem, Va.


Women: Roanoke 115 | Greensboro 39
              Randolph-Macon 151 | Roanoke 50

Men: Roanoke 120 | Greensboro 42
         Randolph-Macon 126 | Roanoke 74

The Lead: Men's and Women's Swimming defeated Greensboro in an ODAC meet made up of Roanoke, Greensboro, and Randolph-Macon Saturday evening.

How it Happened:

  • Reilly Bird took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.98, almost three seconds faster than the second place finisher. Bird also finished atop the leaderboard with a 1:00.09 in the 100 backstroke.
  • Nick McGrath won the 50-yard freestyle, clocking a 22.31 followed by teammate David Adarkwah in second with a time of 22.50.
  • McGrath went on to win the 100 breaststroke, touching the wall in 1:03.04
  • Roanoke took second and third in the 100-yard butterfly as Ethan Gordon finished in 57.36 and Tanner Debord in 59.26.
  • Adarkwah and Jorge Jara-Lopez finished the 100-yard freestyle in 51.77 and 55.35, respectively to take second and third.
  • The Men closed the day with a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a 1:31.61 from Adarkwah, Debord, Jacob David, and McGrath.
  • The Women took second in the 200 freestyle relay as Bird, Tessa Kenney, Phoebe Coburn and Hannah Sells combined for a 1:50.66.

Up Next: The Women's team heads to Sweet Briar on Wednesday, Jan. 31 before both teams are back in action at the ODAC Championships Feb. 9-11 in Greensboro.