Nittany Lions Head to Pittsburgh for Two-Day Meet Starting Friday
Jan. 15, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.--The Penn State swimming & diving squads travel to Pittsburgh today for a two-day meet against Pitt, Maryland and Villanova to open the 2010 season at Trees Pool. Live stats will be held for the quad-meet.
Penn State returned from a training trip in Florida, which included a training meet against Florida State. The Nittany Lions take on Pittsburgh and Maryland on both sides of competition, while the Villanova women also compete. Diving kicks off tonight's competition at 4 p.m., while Saturday's action starts at 10 a.m.
The Pittsburgh women enter today's meet at 3-2 in dual-meet competition and a sixth-place showing at the OSU Invitational. The Panthers have common opponents with the Nittany Lions, beating St. Bonaventure (254-44) and losing to West Virginia (165-133). PSU's women also beat SBU (174-60) and West Virginia (74-39).
On the men's side, Pitt beat SBU (159-139) and lost to West Virginia (154.5-145) and finished sixth in the OSU Invitational behind Penn State. The Lions defeated St. Bona, 144-97, and West Virginia, 145-96, while finishing fifth at the OSU Invitational.
The Maryland men come into today's meet at 2-5 overall having dropped a hard-fought 160-129 dual against Navy. The women, on the other hand, come in with an impressive 7-1 record with a solid 167-129 victory over Rutgers last weekend. The Villanova women begin competition with a 4-3 record after a 175-125 win against Georgetown on Dec. 5.
Live results of the swimming and diving action will be available through Pittsburgh's website. Click here to see results.
For the recap and results of Friday's action be sure to check Women's Swimming and Men's Swimming pages after the event.