L-R Swimming Strong After The First Full Day Of The 2012 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship

Freshman Chelsea Kyle earns national-qualifying time in the 200-yard individual medley

Freshman Chelsea KyleFreshman Chelsea Kyle's time of 2:09.84 in the 200-yard individual medley was a national-qualifying mark which took place Thursday at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship.

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Charlotte, N.C. - After the first full day of competition at the 2012 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club Thursday, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women's and Men's Swimming Teams sit in seventh and 10th place, respectively.

Johns Hopkins is first on the women's side with 298 points while Wingate sits atop the men's leaderboard with 278 points.

The Lenoir-Rhyne women's team has 86 points while the men's squad has 36 points after Thursday's results.

In the 200-yard individual medley, freshman Kyle Hites (Lenoir, N.C.) and freshman Chelsea Kyle (Knoxville, Tenn.) both set new program marks. Hites swam a 1:56.56 while Kyle finished in 2:09.84. Kyle's time also qualified her for the national championship.

Both squads established new school records in the 400-yard medley relay with the women finishing in 4:02.74 and the men's team swimming a 3:32.55.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams also broke program records in the 800-yard freestyle relay with times of 6:57.98 and 8:05.00, respectively. Both squads placed eighth in the event as well.

The conference championship continues on Friday with the meet concluding on Saturday.

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