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Rutgers Swimming and Diving Holds onto Second
  • Posted on November 17, 2012 8:50:14 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October  12, 2012) In day two of the Frank Elm Invite at RU Aquatic Center, Rutgers sits in second place with 885 points on the day.

    Villanova currently sits in the top spot with 1211.5 points, and behind Rutgers is West Chester University (800.5), Johns Hopkins University (743) and rounding out the pack for the day is Drexel (383).

    In 400 IM finals, the first race of the night, Taylor Zafir (Wheaton, Ill.) took sixth with a time of 4:27.22.  She was followed by Morgan Pfaff (Red Lion, Pa.) and Allyson Perrotti (Branford, Conn.) who touched in at 4:33.91 and 4:35.19, respectively. To round out the RU swimmers who advanced to the finals was Brogan Lee (Lindstrom, Minn.) who came in at 4:33.08,  Caroline Carlisle (Holly Springs, N.C.) at 4:36.23, and finally Casey Penrose (Tacoma, Wash.) 4:36.23.

    After the 400 IM finals, RU next took the water for the 100 fly finals.  Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) finished tenth with a time of 57.71 and newcomer Sophie Newton (Leesburg, Va.) finished shortly after with a 59.73 mark. Behind Newton was Kara Millaci (Whitehouse Station, N.J.) who grabbed a 1:02.20 finish.

    Freshman Joanna Wu (Kent, Wash.) who had a career night in the first day of the Frank Elm Invite finished the 200 Free finals with a time of 1:52.05, tieing the previous Frank Elm record set in 2008. Wu was followed by Mary Moser (Wyomissing, Pa.) (1:53.25), Chelsea Rolin (Saint-Lazare, QC, Canada) (1:55.77) Sarah Coyne (Osceola, Ind.) (156.44), and Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) (1:56.72).

    Transfer Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, N.J.) was the first of the Scarlet Knights to touch the wall in the 100 breast finals, coming in at 1:05.62, good for seventh. Victoria Maqueda (Los Alamos, N.M.) came in just after with a time of 1:05.90, followed by Perrotti (1:06.73) and Zafir (1:08.34).

    Rutgers took the 100 back finals as Wu came in first at 55.84. Pfaff, Lindsay Gibson-Brokop (Edmonton, AB, Canada), and Millaci also represented RU in the finals with times of 59.53, 1:00.46, and 1:04.91.

    In the final event of the evening, the 800 free relay, Rutgers ‘A’ squad took sixth, while the Rutgers ‘B’ squad touched in at ninth. The first quad was made up of Wu, Rolin, Moser, and Guinee, who finished with a time of 7:43.79. The ‘B’ squad consisted of Coyne, Carlisle, Zafir, and Lee, who finished the 800 in 7:50.29.

    The Scarlet Knights are back in action tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. for prelims, followed by the divers who hit the pool around 1 p.m. Finals are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

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