October 21, 2006
Grove City women open 2006-2007 season
CLARION, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's swimming and diving squad opened the 2006-07 season Friday night and Saturday by participating in the season-opening Clarion University Fall Classic. Grove City placed fourth in the four-team event with 259 points, trailing NCAA Division II programs Clarion (943), Slippery Rock (346) and Lock Haven (280).
Freshman Rachel Johnson (Phoenix, Ariz./Shadow Mountain) led Grove City with a third-place finish in the 200 backstroke. She posted a time of 2 minutes, 23.54 seconds. Sophomore Whitney Fairchild (Corry, Pa./Corry) recorded a pair of fourth-place finishes. Fairchild took fourth in the 1650 (20:36.96) and also claimed fourth in the 400 individual medley with a time of 5:27.08.
Freshman Ruth Wiedeman (Westminster, Md./Cedar Brook) took fifth in the 1650 with a time of 20:51.72.
Grove City will host Chatham College Nov. 4 in the dual-meet opener.
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