HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College placed three student-athletes on the 2019 All-ODAC Men's Swimming Team, including freshman Woody Parsons/Virginia Beach on the First Team, senior Hudson Elmore/Richmond on the Second Team and sophomore Zach Stephan/Hampton on the Third Team. The trio of standouts earned their respective honors for finishing among the Top Six in individual championship finals at this past weekend's ODAC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Parsons placed second in the 1650 Yard Free with a school-record time of 16:34.18.
Elmore placed fourth in the 200 Yard Fly with a season-best time of 1:59.71.
Stephan placed sixth in the 100 Yard Butterfly with a school-record time of 52.80.
In addition to the outstanding events that each swam for their respective All-ODAC awards, Stephan finished 10th in the 100 Free with a school-record time of 48.23 and was 14th in the 50 Free with a season-best time of 22.41. Parsons finished sixth in the 500 Free with a school-record time of 4:48.55 and was ninth in the 200 Free with a school-record time of 1:45.97. Elmore finished 11th in the 100 Fly with a season-best time of 54.66 and was 12th in the 100 Back with a season-best time of 57.00.
The 800 Free Relay that included Elmore, Stephan and Parsons finished fourth with a school-record time of 7:14.23. The 200 Medley Relay that included Elmore was fifth with a season-best time of 1:42.89. The 400 Medley Relay that included Elmore and Stephan finished fifth with a school-record time of 3:41.86.
Swimming all-conference awards are generated from competition at the ODAC Championships. Only individual events are considered when creating the honors lists. Those finishing first or second in an event earn All-ODAC First Team laurels. Third and fourth place finishers are recognized as All-ODAC Second Team members, and swimmers that chime in fifth and sixth receive All-ODAC Third Team accolades. A swimmer can only earn one all-conference honor, with that representing his or her highest finish at the championship.
The complete list of All-ODAC honorees can be found online.