Penn State Seniors Triumph over Rutgers in Final Home Meet
Jan. 24, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's senior swimmers won seven events in their final home meet as the Nittany Lions upended Rutgers 109-58 on Saturday at the McCoy Natatorium.
Haglund took the 200 breaststroke event, touching the wall in 2:16.47 - 11 seconds faster than any opponent. Haglund finished first in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:02.57, followed by Caitlin Meehan, who swam the race in 1:05.02.
Nelson took the 100 butterfly by three full seconds (55.32) and secured a time of 1:59.40, 14-hundreths of a second below the NCAA `B' time standard, in a victory in the 200 butterfly. Alex Young tapped in behind Nelson in the 200 butterfly at 2:04.67.
Baker edged Kaitlin O'Brien in the 200 freestyle by fractions of a second, coming in at 1:50.21. She owned first in the 500 freestyle race as she finished in 4:58.83.
Myers claimed first in the 50 freestyle, in a time of 23.62, and the 100 backstroke, with a 56.35 tally.
Kailey Morris also took two individual events during the final home meet of the season. She dominated the 1000 freestyle field, swimming to a 10:04.34 mark.
Penn State's other event winner was Lindsey DeForrest, who, at 51.42, finished ahead of Rutgers' Kasey Kesses in the 100 freestyle.
The Nittany Lions return to Columbus, Ohio to face conference foe Ohio State on Jan. 30-31.