Women Swimmers Compete in First Day of U.S. Open
East Meadow, N.Y. - In the first day of competition at the U.S. Open in Long Island, N.Y. the Penn State women swimmers took three top 16 finishes.
In the 100-meter breaststroke, sophomore Kristen Woodring (Sinking Spring, Pa.) captured the team's top finish this far in the meet, fifth place, with the time of 1:10.07. Freshman Courtney Stanchock (Bloomsburg, Pa.) also competed in the event's consolation finals, finishing tenth with a time of 1:11.23.
Megan Quann, the 2000 Olympic's gold-medalist in the 100 breaststroke, took first in the event at today's finals session with a time of 1:07.40.
The Lion's other top 16 performance came from sophomore Corrie Clark (Malvern, Pa.) who took 15th in the 200-meter individual medley.
Competition will continue tomorrow and Saturday at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in East Meadow, N.Y. where more than 800 swimmers from all over the world, including a list of Olympians, will race for top finishes.