Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, February 16. THE Wingate University men's swimming team captured the conference title for the second year in a row Saturday, winning the 2009 Blue Grass Mountain Conference Championships at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center (MCAC) pool in downtown Charlotte.

The Bulldog men posted 657.5 points. BGMC newcomer the University of Tampa was second with 552 points. The Wingate women's swimming team was fourth, notching 502 points. Tampa won the women's crown with 657 points.

The Wingate men finished strong, recording 12 All-BGMC swims on Saturday (11 individual, one relay). The Bulldog women posted four All-BGMC performances Saturday.

Next on the horizon for Wingate is the 2009 NCAA Division II men's and women's swimming and diving championships. The 2009 national event takes place March 11-14 at the University of Houston. The championships are a part of the NCAA Division II Sports Festival.

Special thanks to Wingate for contributing this report.