ARKADELPHIA, Feb. 3. THE Ouachita Baptist University Tiger Sharks and Lady Tiger Sharks swept the Henderson State Red Wave on Friday night and both picked up wins on Saturday as the men defeated Hendrix and the women defeated Hendrix and UALR in Conway.
On Friday night at Waggoner Pool on the Ouachita campus, the Lady Tiger Sharks picked up a 149-86 victory over HSU and the Tiger Sharks also won by a score of 131.5-109.5. On Saturday at Hendrix, the Lady Tiger Sharks defeated Hendrix 59-44 and UALR 72-31 while the Tiger Sharks defeated Hendrix 69-35.
Against HSU, both the Tiger Sharks and Lady Tiger Sharks took first place in seven events. For the women, Louise Griffin took first place in the 200-yard backstroke and the 50-yard freestyle. In the 50-yard free, Ouachita got a second-place finish from Syd Barker as well.
Ouachita freshman Robin Dann picked up a first-place finish for the Lady Tiger Sharks in the 100-yard freestyle and finished in second place behind Cindy Allred in the 500-yard freestyle. To go with her first-place finish, Allred also finished in second place in the 200-yard individual medley which was won by Ouachita’s Emily Looney.
Kelly McGowan took first in the 100-yard freestyle and Barker picked up her second second-place finish in the meet to add to the Lady Tiger Sharks score. The Lady Tiger Sharks also got a first-place finish from Ksenija Kraic in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Ouachita got its only win of the meet in the four diving events from senior Danielle Young in the women’s three-meter event. Young also finished in second place in the women’s one-meter event.
The final first-place finish for the Lady Tiger Sharks came in the 400 free relay event from Jen Lovette, Ksenija Kraic, Emily Looney and Louise Griffin.
On the men’s side of the meet with Henderson State, Adam Weaber registered two of the Tiger Sharks’ two first-place victories in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle events. Ouachita took the first three spots in the 500-yard freestyle with Archie Prentice and Justin Boyd finishing in second and third, respectively.
Freshman Chris Achey registered a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with Rinaldo Sintjago in second place. Achey also finished in second place behind teammate Mike Waldrop in the 50-yard freestyle. Adam Purdy finished in first place in the 1000-yard freestyle and Matt Knips took first place in the 200-yard breaststroke for the Lady Tiger Sharks.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Achey, Waldrop, Sintjago and Justin Boyd registered a first-place finish for the Tiger Sharks.
In the duel meet on Saturday, the Tiger Sharks took first place in nine events, eight of which were in individual events. The 200 free relay team of David Prentice, Cliff House, Chris Landreneau and Chris Achey took first in the only relay win for Ouachita.
Ty Jordan came away with two first-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly. Achey finished in first place in the 50-yard freestyle and finished second behind Sintjago in the 100-yard backstroke event.
on Oynes picked up a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle and finished in second behind Achey in the 50-free. Purdy won the 200-yard freestyle and David Prentice won the three-meter diving event for the Tiger Sharks.
The Lady Tiger Sharks registered five first-place finishes, three in individual events and two in relay events. Griffin, Kraic, Looney and Barker won the 200-yard medley relay and Looney, McGowan, Barker and Dana Power won the 200-yard freestyle relay event.
McGowan finished in first place in the 200-yard IM with Griffin in second and Griffin also won the 100-yard butterfly event. Barker came up with the Lady Tiger Sharks’ other first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke event.
Both teams will take time off from competition as they train for the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships to be held on February 13-14 at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.