Smith’s individual highlights were not enough for the Scarlet Knights, who captured four first-place finishes on the men’s side. Smith took top honors in the 1000-yard freestyle, with a time of 9:16.28 and the 500-yard freestyle (4:30.76). Smith’s 1000-yard free time set a school record, breaking his own previous mark of 9:17.25, which was the 22nd-fastest time in the country. In addition, Matt Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ) was first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.38, while his brother, Ryan Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ), took third (21.26). The final first place finish was registered by Josh Van Norman (San Diego, CA), who led a seven-person field in the 200-yard backstroke (1:50.63). Matt Campbell also added a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, clocking 45.68, one spot ahead of Ivan Morse (Pleasanton, CA), who finished third (46.19).
On the women’s side, freshman Allie Dean (Buffalo, NY) took first in the 200-yard IM at 2:05.40, following closely by senior Erin McIntyre (Broomfield, CO), who was second in 2:06.27. McIntyre also registered a second-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:09.79). RU’s final first-place finish was turned in by freshman Kelly Harrigan (Bristol, CT), who clocked a 1:58.72 in the 200-yard backstroke competition. Harrigan, like Smith on the men’s side, broke her own school record (1:58.91), formerly the 15th-best time.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Casmera Wick (Longmont, CO) registered a second-place finish (1:50.02), leading a 2-3-4 finish in the event. Harrigan took third (1:50.43) and Samantha Caetano (Alameda, CA) was fourth (1:52.28). Ruth Nichols (Raleigh, NC) was also second in the 50-yard free at 24.12 and Elissa Lavorerio (Millington, NJ) took second as well, racing to a finish of 2:05.93 in the 200-yard butterfly. Katie Kuczmarski (Wilmington, DE) was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.93).
The team returns to the pool on Saturday, February 15, when it hosts the Rutgers Invitational at 10:00 a.m., the final tune-up prior to the 2003 BIG EAST Championships, set for February 20-22. RESULTS