PRINCETON, NJ - The Rutgers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in second place in the overall standings after the second day of competition at the Princeton Invitational, with the men in second place and the women in third.
Sophomore All-American Kelly Harrigan (Bristol, CT) had a record-setting day at the meet. With her second-place finish and personal-best time in the 100 back (54:18), she set a school record and reached an automatic NCAA qualifying time. In the 200 free, she finished fourth (1:49.13) and registered an NCAA B cut. Harrigan also participated on two relays including the second-place 800 free (7:27.46) with junior Kelly Roche (Redding, CA), senior Casmera Wick (Longmont, CO) and senior Samantha Caetano (Alameda, CA), and the 200 medley (1:44.44) with Roche, freshman Sarah Gault (Chateauguay, Quebec) and sophomore Alexandra Dean (Buffalo, NY), which also finished second and registered the second fastest time in the BIG EAST this year.
Individually, Gault finished third in the 100 breast (1:04.72), Dean finished fifth in the 100 fly (57.25), and freshman Allyson Parent (Glen Falls, NY) set a personal-best time with her sixth-place finish in the 400 IM (4:28.86). Following the day’s action, every member of the women’s team has now reached a qualifying time for the BIG EAST Championships in February.
On the men’s side, the 200 medley relay team of senior Matt Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ), sophomore Ryan Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ), senior Nathan Ilnicki (Crencent, PA) and junior Josh Van Norman (San Diego, CA) took first place (1:31.92) and posted the fastest time in the BIG EAST this year. Van Norman was joined on the third-place 800 free relay (6:49.63) by junior Ivan Morse (Pleasanton, CA), sophomore Jamie Miller (Hamburg, NY) and freshman Robert Daplyn (Vineland, NJ).
Morse led the men in the 200 free with a sixth-place finish (1:42.78), while Ilnicki took fifth to lead the team in the 100 breast (57.39) and Van Norman registered a fifth-place finish in the 100 back (51.80). Sophomore Tyler Clark (Grenada Hills, CA) finished sixth in the 400 IM (4:07.16) with a BIG EAST A qualifying time, and senior Bill Dennis (West Long Branch, NJ) was fourth in the 100 fly with a personal best time (50.69).
The meet will conclude on Sunday, Dec. 7, with the prelims at 10:00 a.m.
and the finals at 6:00 p.m. RESULTS