Nittany Lions Still In the Hunt After Second Day of Competition
Columbus, Ohio - Saturday, December 03, 2005- Commanding performances by the Nittany Lion women's swimming and diving team have put them safely in 2nd place out of 7 teams with a score of 490.00 while the men's swimming and diving team hold on to third place after a tough day of competition with a total score of 294.5.
Senior Sarah Haupt (Carlisle, Pa.) highlighted the day in the 100 butterfly final with a first place finish of 55.33. Senior Amberle Biedermann (Colorado Springs, Co.) took 2nd place just behind Haupt with a time of 55.34. In the preliminary events this morning Biedermann and Haupt traded positions with Biedermann winning the 100 fly with a time of 55.49 and Haupt capturing 2nd with a time of 56.13.
In the 400 IM Freshman Karie Haglund (Marietta, Ga.), Junior Megan Palera (Santa Maria, Calif.), and Freshman Kelly Nelson (West Chester, Pa.) showed their ability, sweeping 3rd, 4th, and 5th place respectively. Haglund finished with a time of 4:22.92, Palera took a time of 4:24.35 and Nelson finished with a time of 4:24.99.
Biedermann, Nelson, Sophomore Molly Crispell (Boalsburg, Pa.), and Junior Lauren Preyss (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) captured 2nd place in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:26.70.
In the men's events Sophomore Sean Biedermann (Colorado Springs, Co.) took 4th place in the 400 IM final, scoring with a time of 3:58.43. Biedermann improved on his preliminary 5th place finish this morning, where he had a time of 4:01.66.
Sophomore Kyle Miranda (Louisville, Co.) led the men in the 100 breaststroke final, taking 5th place with a time of 56.55. Miranda took 5th place in the prelims as well, finishing with a time of 57.13.
In the men's and women's diving events, Senior Adam Pierce (Conroe, Tx.) captured 2nd place in the 1-meter diving final with an impressive score of 360.45. Pierce also finished 2nd in the 3-meter preliminaries this morning with a score of 365.80 before taking 3rd place in the final event with a score of 348.70
Freshman Courtney Adlam (Ambler, Pa.) had a scoring finish in the women's 3-meter diving event, taking 15th place with a result of 240.35. Adlam finished 20th in the 1-meter event with a score of 209.00.
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 24
1. University of Minnesota 835 2. The Ohio State University 556.5
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 23
1. University of Minnesota 818 2. Penn State University 490 3. The Ohio State University 313