PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 8, 2014) – The Rutgers swimming and diving team concluded the 2013-14 regular season with two dominating wins over Georgetown (182.00-89.00) and Providence (196.00-77.00) on Senior Day, Saturday afternoon at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center.
The Scarlet Knights put on one of their best performances of the season as a team, as the hosts claimed first in 13 of the 15 events. Additionally, RU claimed the top two spots in six events and the top three in three events.
Prior to the beginning of the meet, Rutgers honored six seniors who competed for the final time in their careers at the Rutgers Aquatics Center: Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, N.J.), Kara Millaci (Whitehouse Station, N.J.), Mary Moser (Wyomissing, Pa.), Allyson Perrotti (Branford, Ct.), Chelsea Rolin (Saint-Lazare, QC, Canada) and Nicole Scott (Toronto, Canada).
Six Scarlet Knights notched at least two event wins on the day, highlighted by Guinee who posted three wins, including a relay victory in the 200 yard medley relay. Guinee finished first in both the 200 fly (2:04.56) and 100 fly (57.66) in her final time racing “On the Banks.”
Rookie Chantal Asselin (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) and Scott each claimed two individual event wins, while sophomore Joanna Wu (Kent, Wash.), junior Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, N.J.) and Moser each captured an individual win and were also members of the winning 200 yard medley relay team.
Asselin led Rutgers in the 100 free (53.85) and 200 free (1:55.12), while Scott swept both diving events with scores of 288.45 and 301.25 in the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, respectively.
The Scarlet Knights opened the day with a strong start, finishing one-two in the 200 yard medley relay. The team of Wu, Leberfinger, Guinee and Moser finished at 1:45.91 to claim first while the foursome of junior Lindsay Gibson-Brokop (Edmonton, AB, Canada), freshman Rachel Stoddard (Hillsborough, N.J.), sophomore Sophie Newton (Leesburg, Va.) and sophomore Sarah Coyne (Osceola, Ind.) notched a time of 1:49.17.
Wu would be the victor in the 100 back (55.71), while Leberfinger finished first in the100 breast (1:04.53).
Rolin and Perrotti closed out their regular season careers with wins in the 200 back (2:07.86) and 200 breast (2:21.89), respectively.
Rutgers finished one-two-three in the 50 free, as Moser touched the wall first at 23.87, followed by Gibson-Brokop (24.81) in second and Newton (24.85) in third.
RU also claimed the top three spots in the 100 free, as Coyne and Meghan Kiely followed Asselin at 54.14 and 54.81, respectively.
Junior Caroline Carlisle (Holly Springs, N.C.) added another win for Rutgers in the 500 free with a time of 5:07.58, in what was the Scarlet Knights’ strongest event of the day. RU posted the four best times in the event, as junior Brogan Lee (Lindstrom, Minn.) came in second, freshman Barbra Brottman (Deerfield, Ill.) finished third and sophomore Morgan Pfaff (Red Lion, Pa.) rounded out the Rutgers competitors in fourth.
The Scarlet Knights conclude the regular season with a 9-4-1 record. Rutgers will head to Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for the American Athletic Conference Championships.
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