December 6, 2002
Grove City women 2nd after first day of Longnecker Invitational
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Junior Peggy Whitbeck (Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown) and freshman Ellen Magee (Cincinnati, Ohio/Homeschooled) both earned individual victories as the Grove City College women's swimming and diving team earned 157 team points Friday night in the first night of competition at the sixth annual James E. Longnecker Invitational at the College Pool.
Currently, Grove City trails just Carnegie Mellon, which has 197.5 points, in the 10-team field.
Whitbeck, the defending national champion in the 200 butterfly, established a new College Pool and Longnecker Invitational record in that event with a 2:03.76 clocking. Whitbeck set the old pool and event record, 2:05.29, Dec. 2, 2000.
Meanwhile, Magee captured the top spot in the 100 freestyle, posting a time of 54.86 seconds. Magee also finished sixth in the 200 butterfly.
Also for Grove City, Christine Bare (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) finished third in the 1650 freestyle and Jacquie Adlam (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) finished fifth in the 200 breaststroke.
The Grove City quartet of Bare, Magee, Whitbeck and BrieAnn Artz (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) finished second in the 400 free relay, posting a time of 3:45.18.
1-Carnegie Mellon 197.5
2-Grove City 157
3-W. Va. Wesleyan 151
4-Wash. and Jeff. 136
6-California Univ. of Pa. 89
7-Frostburg State 70.5
8-Mount Union 65
9-Fairmont State 47
10-Buffalo State 35
Action resumes Saturday at 11 a.m.
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