Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams Each Secure One Win in Quad Meet
Dual Meet Scores
Charlottesville, Va. - November 12, 2005 ¨C The Penn State Men¡¯s and Women¡¯s Swimming and Diving Teams each secured a win in today¡¯s conclusion of a two-day quadrangular meet in Charlottesville, Va. The Nittany Lion Men defeated Purdue 188 to 165, overcoming a 6 point deficit after the first day of competition, but were edged out by Virginia 187 to 166 and Auburn 217 to 125. Auburn would finish the two day meet unbeaten.
The Nittany Lion Women bested Virginia by a score of 195 to 158, scoring 5 first place finishes in the second day of competition. The Auburn tigers slipped by the women, beating them 195.5 to 150.50
First place finishes for the women include a victory in the 200 yard medley relay by Sarah Haupt (Carlisle, Pa.), Abby Hoisington (Leawood, Ka.), Amberle Biedermann (Colorado Springs, Co.) and Molly Crispell (Boalsburg, Pa.) with a time of 1:43.70. Haupt would later capture the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.17. Biedermann would also take away two first place finishes, winning the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.16.
Strong freshman performances from Kaitlin O¡¯Brien (Caldwell, NJ), who won the 400 IM with a time of 4:15.80, and Karie Haglund (Marietta, Ga.), who took 2nd place in the 100 butterfly, would help propel the women to victory over Virginia.
Junior Lauren Preyss (Chagrin Falls, Oh.) also provided strong performances, helping Haupt, Biedermann and Crispell to a win in the 400 freestyle relay. Preyss also finished 2nd in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.83.
The Penn State Men saw strong performances by freshman David Kraft (Vienna, Va.), winning the mixed 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:26.32, and Sean Swanepoel (KZN, South Africa), who placed 3rd in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.01.
In the second-to-last event, Spencer Maglich (Sarasota, Fla.), Swanepoel, Shawn McLin (Sinking Spring, Pa.) and Dan Kaiserian (Radnor, Pa.) took the 400 freestyle relay with a score of 3:02.35. Mclin also placed 2nd in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.15.
The Nittany Lion Men and Women return to McCoy Natatorium on November 22nd, where they will face West Chester University at 3 p.m.