PRINCETON, NJ -- The Rutgers men’s and women’s swimming and diving team finds itself in second place overall in the combined standings with 354 points after day one of the Princeton Invitational at the DeNunzio Pool. The RU men are in second with a score of 152, while the women are in third place in the women’s standings with a score of 202. Princeton leads the combined standings after the first day with a score of 686." />
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Rutgers in Second Place After Opening Day of Princeton Invitational
  • Posted on December 06, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • PRINCETON, NJ -- The Rutgers men’s and women’s swimming and diving team finds itself in second place overall in the combined standings with 354 points after day one of the Princeton Invitational at the DeNunzio Pool. The RU men are in second with a score of 152, while the women are in third place in the women’s standings with a score of 202. Princeton leads the combined standings after the first day with a score of 686.

    The Scarlet Knight women’s 200 freestyle relay team of sophomore Ruth Nichols (Raleigh, NC), junior Casmera Wick (Longmont, CO), senior Michelle DeFreese (Rahway, NJ) and senior Amanda Widdis (Long Branch, NJ) placed second with a time of 1:37.21.

    Freshman Kelly Harrigan (Bristol, CT) placed third in the 500 freestyle event with a career-best time of 4:51.28. Wick finished sixth in the A final, swimming the event in a time of 4:58.04. In her first action of the 2002-03 season, senior All-American Erin McIntyre (Broomfield, CO) swam the 500 freestyle in 5:05.71.

    Freshman Allie Dean (Buffalo, NY) led RU in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.23. Junior Liz Carter (West Covina, CA) was next for the Scarlet Knights, swimming the event in 209.90.

    Nichols and Wick finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the A Final of the 50 freestyle event with a time of 24.48 and 24.49 respectively. DeFreese won the C Final with a time of 24.53.

    Senior Kelly Gerhardstein (Sandusky, OH) placed first in the three-meter diving competition with a score of 277.29. Freshman Erica Moreland (Schenectady, NY) recorded a score of 199.74 to finish ninth.

    The men’s 200 freestyle relay team of junior Matt Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ), freshman Ryan Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ), senior Mike Kush (Wescosville, PA) and sophomore Ivan Morse (Pleasanton, CA) finished second with a time of 1:22.10.

    Junior Sean Smith (Oklahoma City, OK) placed third in the 500 freestyle event on Friday, swimming the event in 4:31.92. Sophomore Josh Van Norman (San Diego, CA) swam the event in 4:37.83.

    Junior Nathan Ilnicki (Crescent, PA) finished the 200 IM in 1:54.35 to place first in the B final.

    Matt Campbell led all swimmers in the A Final of the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.37. Kush finished fourth, swimming the event in 20.97.

    The Scarlet Knights will resume competition in the Princeton Invitational on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. The invitational will wrap up on Sunday with finals beginning at 5 p.m.

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