PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers women’s swimming and diving team (3-0, 2-0 BIG EAST) got significant contributions from its freshman and defeated Richmond 160-140 to keep its perfect record intact.
Sophomore All-American Kelly Harrigan (Bristol, CT) had another outstanding day and won four events for the second consecutive meet. She took the 400 (4:21.13) and 800 free (8:54.61) as well as the 100 back (1:03.67). In addition to the individual events, she was a part of the winning 400 free relay (3:52.82) with senior Samantha Caetano (Alameda, CA), junior Kelly Roche (Redding, CA) and freshman Sarah Gault (Chateauguay, Quebec).
Freshman Allyson Parent (Glen Falls, NY) won the 200 back (2:19.21) and had crucial second-place finishes in the 100 back (1:05.53) and 400 IM (4:57.13). Roche continued her strong early season with a victory in the 200 free (2:04.21), and like Parent, scored important points with second-place finishes in the 50 (27.10) and 100 free (57.78).
The Scarlet Knight divers dominated and made a major contribution by taking
first, second and third in both events. Senior Kelly Gerhardstein (Sandusky,
the way, winning both the 1 (260.85) and 3-meter (278.02). Her score on the
3-meter board qualified her for the NCAA Zone meet.
RU will return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 3:30 p.m., when it hosts Yale. RESULTS