Women's Swimming Open 2002 Against Florida
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The No. 18 ranked Penn State women's swimming team lost to 8th ranked Florida by a score of 128-111. The Nittany Lions managed to win five events and earn four NCAA provisional qualifying marks.
Leading the way for Penn State was freshman Erin Mulshenock (New Castle, Del.), who won the 200-yard backstroke in a NCAA provisional time of 2:00.64 and the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:05.42. Sophomore Kristen Woodring (Sinking Spring, Pa.) won the 200-yard breaststroke in a NCAA provisional time of 2:16.59. She joined Katie Bruzda (Latrobe, Pa.), Corrie Clark (Malvern, Pa.) and Deirdre Dlugonski (Washington, Pa.) in winning the 400-yard medley relay in a NCAA provisional time of 3:45.84. Sally Anderson (Somerset, N.J.) placed second in 1650-yard freestyle with a NCAA provisional time of 16:46.54 and second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:56.27.
Penn State's divers competed at the Georgia Diving Invitational and their results were matched up against Florida's divers and included in the team scoring. Maggie O'Brien ( Minnetonka, Minn.) paced the Lions with a second place finishes in both the one-meter springboard and the three-meter springboard events.
The Nittany Lions will return to action when they travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to compete against Big Ten rival Michigan. The meet will take place on Friday Jan. 18 at 4:00 p.m.
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