INDIANAPOLIS(March 3, 2013) – The Rutgers swimming and diving team finished in fifth place at the conclusion of competition at the BIG EAST Championships at Iupui Natatorium in Indianapolis. The Scarlet Knights completed action with 410.50 points, behind Villanova who finished with 415.
Louisville reclaimed the title with 895 points and was followed by Notre Dame (772) and Pittsburgh (443) who finished in second and third. After Villanova and the Scarlet Knights sat Cincinnati (289.5) and Connecticut (267), followed by Seton Hall (115), Georgetown (114), and finally Providence (74) who rounded out the ten-team competition.
Nicole Scott (Toronto, Canada) brought in points for RU as the junior took home gold in the platform finals with a 273.25 effort. Nicole Honey (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) also had an impressive finish as she finished fourth with 209.10 points. Olivia Harry (Rumson, N.J.) finished her six dives with a 141.80 mark.
Senior captain Taylor Zafir (Wheaton, Ill.) represented RU in the 1650 freestyle and touched in with a 17:10.12 time. Brogan Lee (Lindstrom, Minn.) and Caroline Carlisle (Holly Springs, N.C.) finished the race with times of 17:15.42 and 17:24.20, respectively.
In more swimming action, Joanna Wu (Kent, Wash.) finished sixth (1:58.65) in the 200 backstroke, while Mary Moser (Wyomissing, Pa.) finished the 100 freestyle with a 50.53 time.
Both Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, N.J.), and Allyson Perrotti (Branford, Conn.) swam in the finals of the 200 breaststroke for RU, with Leberfinger finishing at 2:13.26, good for sixth place, and Perrotti finishing after with a 2:16.03 touch.
Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, N.J) came into the wall at 2:00.17 in the 200 butterfly finals, followed by teammate Morgan Pfaff (Red Lion, Pa.) who notched a 2:02.24 mark.
In relay competition, the team comprised of Sarah Coyne (Osceola, Ind.), Sophie Newton (Leesburg, Va.), Chelsea Rolin (Saint Lazare, QC, Canada), and Wu finished the 400 freestyle with a 3:24.86 effort.
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