Carey, Moss swim at conference

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Both collegiate swimmers will be in action today

Simba FrenchSend an emailFebruary 10, 2023 220 2 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 DaVante Carey.

Bahamian collegiate swimmers DaVante Carey and Keianna Moss, representing the McKendree University Bearcats, got in some action at the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Swimming and Diving Championships at the Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville, Indiana, yesterday.

Moss was up first, competing in the women’s 100 yards butterfly. She clocked a time of 57.37 seconds to finish with the 11th fastest time overall, falling short of a spot in the ‘A’ final by less than a second. She swam splits of 26.49 and 30.88 seconds. The freshman was scheduled to be in the pool last night to swim in the ‘B’ final but the result was unavailable up to press time.

Keianna Moss.

Carey was set to swim in the men’s 100 yards fly but scratched from that race.

In Wednesday’s action, Moss swam in the 50 yards free ‘C’ final. She placed 23rd overall. Her time of 24.22 seconds was a personal best for her. Earlier, in the morning session, she powered her way to touch the wall in 24.26 seconds which was a personal best at the time. Moss had the 21st fastest time in the preliminaries.

Carey took part in the 50 yards free on Wednesday and clocked a personal best time of 21.22 seconds. The collegiate senior finished 33rd overall.

The two swimmers were a part of their respective 200-yard medley relay teams on Wednesday. Carey teamed up with Noah Tague, Alireza Yavari and Mario Torrado on the Bearcats ‘B’ team and they placed second in the ‘B’ final. The quartet finished with a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II provisional time of 1:27.80.

Moss swam with the Bearcats’ ‘B’ team. They were able to place third in the ‘B’ final with a time of 1:45.70. The freshman’s team included Caitlyn Sligh, Emily Drabick and Gabriela Lima.

Moss is set to compete in the 200-yard fly today which will wrap up her first conference championship. She is ranked sixth out of 27 swimmers in the conference with a time of 2:05.48. Carey has one more individual race left in his last conference championship – the 100-yard back set for today. He enters that event with the 17th fastest time of 50.12 seconds.

Action at the GLVC Championships wraps up on Saturday. A total of 10 men’s teams and nine women’s squads are vying for the conference championships.

The next Bahamian who will experience action at a conference championship is Henderson State Red Wave’s Lamar Taylor. He will be swimming at the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference (NSISC) Championships set for February 15-18 at the Ronnie Mayers Aquatics Center in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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