PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 14, 2012) – Rutgers swimming and diving is set to host 11 squads for the Frank Elm Invite, starting Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the RU Aquatic Center. Preliminaries are set for a 10 a.m. start followed by finals at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Diving will start around 11 a.m. each day.
The Scarlet Knights welcome the men’s and women’s squads of Villanova, Westchester, St. Peters, Drexel, and Johns Hopkins. Columbia will bring their women’s squad to the meet.
“Due to Hurricane Sandy we haven’t competed since Oct. 26th, so the team is really excited and ready to get back into competition this weekend,” said head coach Phil Spiniello. “There are a lot of good teams coming in this weekend, it should be a great meet.”
The last time out, RU defeated Wagner, 174-117, in its first dual meet of the season. The Scarlet Knights claimed gold in 13 events, and went 1-2 in nine races and both diving events.
Rutgers team ‘A’ consisting of Morgan Pfaff (Red Lion, Pa.), Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, N.J.), Mary Moser (Wyomissing, Pa.) and Sarah Coyne (Osceola, Ind.) dominated the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.35, finishing in first place. Followed by the ‘B’ squad comprised of Kara Millaci (Whitehouse Station, N.J.), Victoria Maqueda (Los Alamos, N.M.), Casey Penrose (Tacoma, Wash.) and Sophie Newton (Leesburg, Va.), finishing just under four seconds later with a time of 1:53.45, good for second place.
The Scarlet Knights took the show in both diving events. RU swept the top three spots of the one-meter event. Nicole Honey (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) concluded her dives with a career-best 291.15, followed by Nicole Scott (Toronto, Canada) who dove a 287.47, and senior captain Katie Kearney (Mahwah, N.J.) who finished with 267.97 points.
Honey and Scott were able to notch the top two spots in the three-meter event as well. Separated by just 10 points, Honey scored a 319.95 taking first, followed by Scott with 309.97 in second.
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