February 10, 2005

Grove City 3rd after first night of Championships

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's swimming and diving team is in third place after one night of action at the three-day Grove City College Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships. Grove City earned 152 team points, trailing PAC rivals Washington and Jefferson (211) and Westminster (210).

Senior distance specialist Christine Bare (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) took third in the 500 free, posting a time of 5 minutes, 17.85 seconds.

The quartet of junior Amanda Brozenic (Slippery Rock, Pa./Slippery Rock), junior Ellen Magee (Cincinnati, Ohio/Homeschooled), freshman Ellen Keefer (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville) and freshman Christie Hebda (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) opened the meet by finishing third in the 200 free relay in a time of 1:40.69.

Magee took fifth in the 50 free (25.41) and sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:16.89). Brozenic, Hebda, senior Karen Rodgers (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) and senior Emily Bolek (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) closed the meet by combining for a fifth-place finish in the 400 medley relay (4:18.11).

During the finals, Washington and Jefferson freshman Kaitlyn Orstein set a new NCAA Division III record in the 200 individual medley, posting a time of 2:03.58.

Friday's preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. The finals are set for 6 p.m.

Thursday's Finals        Thursday's Preliminaries

Women's Scores
1-Wash. and Jeff. 211
2-Westminster 210
3-Grove City 152
4-Misericordia 95
5-Penn State Behrend 89
T6-Hood 66
T6-Frostburg State 66
8-Bethany 47
9-St. Vincent 45
10-Arcadia 40
11-Penn State Altoona 12

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