PRINCETON, N.J. (December 2, 2011) – The Rutgers swimming team shined in the 200 IM, while the diving team placed three in the three meter finals in day one’s action of the Big Al Open, Friday on the Princeton campus. The three-day event will continue tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals starting at 6 p.m.
The meet continues to be video streamed live on GoPrincetonTigers.TV and live results can be found on ScarletKnights.com.
In swimming action, RU’s Jacquelyn Ward (Berlin, N.J.) placed first in the finals of the 200 IM, touching the wall at 2:02.93. Emile Kaufman (Bothell, Wash.) and Patrisha Averill (Renton, Wash.) took fourth and fifth in the event, finishing in 2:05.70 and 2:05.81, respectively.
The Scarlet Knights relay teams finished fourth in the 400 medley and fifth in the 200 free. The team of Brianne Lindblad (Kent, Wash.), Taylor Curado (Highlands, Colo.), Averill and Ward swam the 400 medley in 3:50.00, while Kaufman, Cuardo, Mary Moser (Wyomissing, Pa.), and Lindblad touched at 1:36.29.
Sophomore Nicole Scott’s (Toronto, ON, Canada) 295.40 points on the three meter board were good enough for second place in the finals. Junior Carissa Santora (Somers Point, N.J.) and freshman Nicole Honey (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) also placed in the top-eight. Santora racked up 290.20 points for fourth, while Honey took the final spot with 241.05 points.
After six events the Scarlet Knights have recorded 158 points and sit in fourth place.
“We had some great swimming and diving tonight and are looking forward to a great day for our team tomorrow,” head coach Phil Spiniello said. “I was happy to have three divers in the top-eight of the three meter dive and three swimmers in the top-eight of the 200 IM. Congratulations to Jacque Ward on winning the 200 IM.”
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