PRINCETON, NJ - The Rutgers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the Princeton Invitational in second place on Sunday, earning 1,344.5 points, trailing only Princeton in the combined standings. Both the men’s (603.5) and women’s (741) team placed second in its respective standings. " />
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Rutgers Finishes Second at Princeton Invitational
  • Posted on December 08, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • PRINCETON, NJ - The Rutgers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the Princeton Invitational in second place on Sunday, earning 1,344.5 points, trailing only Princeton in the combined standings. Both the men’s (603.5) and women’s (741) team placed second in its respective standings.

    Junior Sean Smith (Oklahoma City, OK) won the 1650-yard freestyle event on Sunday, with a time of 15:37.79.

    Sophomore Josh Van Norman (San Diego, CA) swam the 200-yard backstroke in 1:51.41 to lead the Scarlet Knights in the B final.

    Junior Matt Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ) led RU in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing fourth in the A final with a time of 45.88. Sophomore Ivan Morse (Pleasanton, CA) and senior Mike Kush (Wescosville, PA) finished the A final sixth and seventh respectively.

    The 200-yard breaststroke event saw junior Nathan Ilnicki (Crescent, PA) garner top honors in the B final with a time of 2:07.72.

    The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Kush, Campbell, Ilnicki and Morse finished second in the event with a time of 3:01.65.

    Senior Matt Haibach (Pittsford, NY) placed fifth in the A final of the 200-yard butterfly for the men with a time of 1:52.70.

    On the women’s side, junior Casmera Wick (Longmont, CO) led all swimmers in the 100-yard freestyle event with a time of 51.68. Sophomore Ruth Nichols (Raleigh, NC) recorded a time of 52.56 in the event to finish fourth.

    Fresh off her victory in the 100-yard-backstroke on Saturday, freshman Kelly Harrigan (Bristol, CT) took first place honors in the 200-yard backstroke event with a time of 1:59.34.

    Senior Andrea Miller (White Plains, NY) placed second in the A final of the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.78.

    In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Katie Kuczmarkski (Wilmington, DE) came in third in the A final, swimming the event in 2:21.89.

    The women’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Harrigan, Wick, junior Samantha Caetano (Alameda, CA) and sophomore Molly Jones (Lodi, CA) placed third, recording a time of 3:31.39.

    Rutgers will be back in action next Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15, as it hosts the Holiday Classic inside the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center in Piscataway, NJ.

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