February 13, 2004

GCC crowns pair of champs in second day of action

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Junior Christine Bare (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) and senior Peggy Whitbeck (Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown) each set Presidents' Athletic Conference and Grove City College Invitational records Friday night in second-day action at the Grove City College Invitational and PAC Championships.

Despite the record-breaking performances, Grove City's slim lead over Westminster and Washington and Jefferson evaporated Friday as the Lady Wolverines are in third place entering the final day of competition at Grove City College Pool. Westminster leads with 546 points while Washington and Jefferson is second at 508. Grove City has 488 team points.

Bare won the 1000 free in a time of 10:42.44, setting the new meet records. Whitbeck, a three-time All-American in the 100 butterfly, won the 100 fly in 57.80 seconds. Whitbeck surpassed the NCAA "A" qualifying standard for the 100 butterfly with her victory Friday night.

Bare and Whitbeck joined senior Carolyn Shaddak (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) and junior Karen Rodgers (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) on Grove City's runner-up 800 free relay team. The quartet posted a time of 7:55.31, which broke the previous pool record.

Shaddak also placed second in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.96) while junior Jacquie Adlam (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) finished third. Sophomore Amanda Brozenic (Slippery Rock, Pa./Slippery Rock) finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke. 

Rodgers finished second in the 200 free (1:59.23) while sophomore Ellen Magee (Cincinnati, Ohio/Homeschooled) took third in the 400 IM (4:54.76). 

Sophomore Lauren Schade (McDonald, Pa./West Allegheny) took sixth in the 200 free while frosh Virginia Larsen (Seattle, Wash./Tacoma Baptist) took sixth in the 100 breaststroke. Senior Julie Pullin (Munroe Falls, Ohio/Hawken Upper) took sixth in the 100 backstroke. 

Preliminary action begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with the finals starting at 5:30 p.m.

Women's Team Scores
1-Westminster 546
2-Washington and Jefferson 508
4-Frostburg State 220
5-Misericordia 195
6-Penn State Behrend 181
7-Penn State Altoona 157
8-Arcadia 85
9-Bethany 60
10-Cabrini 47


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