Swimming and Diving Hosts Indiana and Virginia this Weekend
Nov. 17, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State swimming and diving teams will return to action this weekend, hosting Indiana and Virginia in a tri-meet this Friday and Saturday at the McCoy Natatorium. Action will begin Friday at 6 p.m. with completion continuing Saturday at 11 a.m.
On the women's side, Penn State (2-1) got back on track on Nov. 5th, as it earned a 202.5-93.5 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Junior Amy Modglin (Fort Myers, Fla.) captured three events for the Nittany Lions. Modglin took home titles in the 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke and the 200 IM. Sophomore Chelsea Weedman (Poway, Calif.) was a two-event winner for the Nittany Lions on the day. Weedman took home the 200 butterfly title, as she posted a time of 2:04.22. Weedman's other victory came over in the 500 freestyle, clocking in at 5:03.29 to beat the field by three seconds.
Also winning two events on the day was senior Sam Palser (Chester Springs, Pa.). Palser took home the title in the 50 freestyle, as she earned a time of 23.48 seconds. Palser also swam the 100 freestyle in 51.89 seconds to earn first place. Sophomore Mackenzie Powers (Sycamore, Ill.) was Penn State's other two-event winner. Powers was victorious in the 100 butterfly, as she clocked in at 55.44.
Last time out, the men's swimming & diving team used the strength of 12 event wins en route to a dominating 177-122 victory at Georgia Tech on Nov. 5. Freshman Nate Savoy (Reading, Pa.) was outstanding, winning three individual races and helping the 200 medley relay to victory.
Penn State (2-1) bounced back in fine form after a tough meet the day before at perennial championship contender Auburn. Savoy led the 200 medley relay with the backstroke before giving way to Mitch Scherer (Pottstown, Pa.), Sean Grier (Hummelstown, Pa.) and Andrew Sideras (Philadelphia, Pa.) in a time of 1:31.33.
This weekend's schedule will go as follows:
200 Free Relay
200 Individual Medley
400 Medley Relay
200 Medley Relay
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