Women's Swimming Begins Quest for first Big Ten Title
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The No. 14 ranked Penn State women's swimming team started their quest for their first ever Big Ten title on the right foot. The team of Jen Eberst (Clifton Park, N.Y.), Kristen Woodring (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Corrie Clark (Malvern, Pa.) and Deirdre Dlugonksi (Washington, Pa.) combined to win the 200-yard medley relay, the first event of the Championship. Their NCAA provisional time of 1:41.09 bettered the team's previous season best by almost two seconds. This is the second consecutive year the Nittany Lions have won the 200-yard medley relay.
The only other event of the night was the 800-yard freestyle relay. The University of Wisconsin won the event in a meet record time of 7:14.60. Penn State finished eighth in a NCAA provisional time of 7:23.88.
After the first day of competition the Nittany Lions sit in fourth place with 62 points, which is four points behind the leader Wisconsin.
Tomorrow's preliminary heats will begin at 11:00 a.m., while the finals will start at 7:00 p.m.