Swimming: David Edmondson leads the way at Sewanee Invitational

Photo by Dean Hartman
Photo by Dean Hartman

SEWANEE, Tenn. – Junior David Edmondson of the LaGrange College swimming team placed fifth and seventh overall, respectively, in the 100 and 50 yard-backstroke events during the two-day Sewanee Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Edmondson additionally competed in the 100 (59.00) and 50 butterfly (26.06), while freshman Javin Carey placed fifth overall in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.97) and seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.78). He also competed in the 50 breaststroke (30.20) and the 100 IM (1:04.58).

"The team is starting to see the results of its hard work," said Panthers coach Devin James. "We made a big step forward toward our midseason goals, as we are less then a month out from the midseason invitational."

Sophomore Connor Cochran placed seventh and eighth overall, respectively, during the 1,650 (17:56.23) and 500 freestyle (5:18.50), while also suiting up for the 50 breaststroke (34.20).

The team of Edmondson, Cochran, and freshmen Akil Corbin and Michael Kerr grabbed fifth-place honors in the 100 medley relay (52.49). Cochran, Carey, freshman Aatiq Bradley and Corbin earned a fifth-place nod in the 200 medley relay (1:50.12).

Kerr touched the wall in a time of 6:09.85 during the 500 freestyle, while finishing 11th overall with a time of 1:00.31 in the 100 butterfly. The first-year collegiate swimmer also represented the Panthers in the 50 freestyle (25.18) and the 50 butterfly (27.38).

Corbin competed in the 100 (57.85) and 200 freestyle (2:22.67), while also cruising through the water in a time of 27.60 during the 50 butterfly. Bradley registered an eighth-place nod in the 200 breaststroke (2:40.82), while also competing in the 50 freestyle (25.57), 50 butterfly (26.36) and 50 breaststroke (32.19).

The Panthers will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the South Georgia Invitational in Douglas, Georgia.