EAST MEADOWS, NY – Several individuals from the Rutgers University swimming program had successful showings at the Long Island Open, sponsored by the Long Island Aquatic Club at the Nassau Aquatics Center from July 10-13.
Rising sophomore Kelly Harrigan (Bristol, CT) won the 200-meter backstroke event with an Olympic trial qualifying-time of 2:17.58. Rising senior Matt Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ) took the 50 freestyle event with a time of 23.82. Former Rutgers swimmer Michelle De Freese (Douglass College ’03) captured the event title in the 100 butterfly in an Olympic trial-qualifying time of 1:01.63.
De Freese also qualified for the U.S. Nationals in the 200 butterfly. Rising senior Liz Carter (West Covina, CA) placed ninth in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:31.12, after swimming the prelims in 4:29.17.
Rising senior Sean Smith (Oklahoma City, OK) placed in the top five in four different events in the meet, recording times just above national qualifying standards. In the 200 freestyle, he registered a time of 1:57.06 to place fifth. He swam the 400 freestyle in 4:04.77. Smith recorded a fourth place finish in the 800 freestyle with a time of 8:29.18, while swimming the 1500 freestyle in 16:07.87 to place fourth.