February 8, 2007

Grove City 3rd after 1st night

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's swimming and diving team is in third place after the first night of action at the three-day Grove City College Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the Grove City College Pool. Grove City earned 129 team points Thursday night and trails only Westminster (227) and Washington & Jefferson (184).

Freshman Jane Wilson (Newberg, Ore./Veritas School) won the 50 free in a school-record time of 24.04 seconds to help lead the Wolverine effort. She also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with that time.

Wilson, sophomore Liza McRuer (Irvine, Calif./University), sophomore Whitney Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) and junior Ellen Keefer (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville) opened the meet by placing second in the 200 free relay with a 1:39.80 clocking.

Keefer claimed third in the 50 (24.94) while the 400 medley relay team of Wilson, Keefer, sophomore Alyse Brannon (Purcellville, Va./Homeschooled) and senior Virginia Larsen (Federal Way, Wash./Tacoma Baptist) placed third third with a time of 4:14.55.

Friday's preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. with the finals set for 6 p.m.

1. Westminster College                 227   2. Washington & Jefferson College      184
3. Grove City College                  129   4. College Misericordia                103
5. Penn State Behrend                   97   6. St. Vincent College                  72
7. Chatham College                      68   8. Frostburg State University           42
9. Penn State - Altoona                 27  10. Bethany College                      21

Finals Results

Preliminary Results

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