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
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