Women's Swimming & Driving Drops Narrow 160-140 Decision at Virginia Tech
Oct. 31, 2009
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Despite strong individual performances from freshman Amy Modglin (Fort Myers, Fla.) and senior Lyndsey Smith (Westminster, Md.), Virginia Tech handed the Penn State women's swimming & diving team its first loss of the season (160-140) on Saturday. Modglin continued the stellar start to her collegiate career with three more first-place finishes while Smith was victorious in two events as well.
For the third consecutive meet, Modglin easily won the 200 backstroke, this time finishing with a time of 1:58.89 which is tied for the fifth-best mark in school history. After winning the race by 3.5 seconds last week, she was a full 3.83 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Daphne Skelos (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). Modglin won the 100 backstroke (56.92) and 200 IM (2:06.94) as well.
Smith had a standout performance highlighted by wins in both breaststroke events, the 100 (1:04.76) and 200 (2:20.60). She was also a member of the first-place 200 medley relay squad that finished with a time of 1:44.55.
Fellow seniors Kailey Morris (Baltimore, Md.) and Michelle Myers (Boalsburg, Pa.) rounded out Penn State's individual victories. Myers finished atop the 100 butterfly (56.55) while Morris won the 200 butterfly (2:01.86).
Juniors Ilana Zeises (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) and Megan Marco (Lebanon, Pa.) were the Lions' top divers on the day. Zeises finished fifth in the one-meter (247.56) and seventh in the three-meter (216.30) while Marco placed sixth (244.27) and eighth (216.08), respectively.
For the complete list of Penn State finishers, please see below.
The Nittany Lions now enjoy three weeks off before their second home meet of the season, vs. Virginia on Nov. 20 and 21.
200 Medlely Relay
400 Medley Relay