Men’s swim vaults into lead in SBC championships; women in second

Herald Staff

The wins continued to pile up for the WKU swim teams Friday on the third day of the Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Dallas.

The men jumped into first place in the standings with 674.5 points, pulling ahead of Denver, which has 638. The Lady Toppers are in second place with 517.5 points, trailing Denver’s 590.5.

Senior Claire Donahue won the 100-yard butterfly and posted an NCAA qualifying time of 51.95 seconds, tying both WKU and Sun Belt records.

Sophomore Hilary Mishler also notched a win in the 100 backstroke.

The men picked up several wins Friday, including the 400 medley relay — the final event of the day.

Three Toppers won individual events, including Nick Slattery’s victory in the 100-yard butterfly.

Sophomore Billy Kunkel came in first in the 200 freestyle, and Luke Musser won the 100 breaststroke.

The conference championships conclude Saturday.