November 30, 2007
Wolverines in 2nd at Longnecker Invitational
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's swimming and diving team is in second place after the first night of competition at Grove City's two-day 11th annual James E. Longnecker Invitational. The Wolverines accumulated 242 team points Friday night and trail only Washington & Jefferson (308 points) in the team standings.
Grove City swept the top three spots in the 50 free Friday night, highlighting a successful evening in the pool. Freshman Sarah Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) won the 50 in 25.11 seconds while senior Ellen Keefer (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville) placed second in 25.49 seconds. Freshman Lauren Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) completed the 1-2-3 sweep by taking third in 25.65 seconds.
Page, Baur, Keefer and freshman Sarah Bargery (Springfield, Va./Homeschooled) opened the meet by earning runner-up honors in the 200 free relay (1:41.85). Bargery, Baur, Page and sophomore Amanda Thompson (Erie, Pa./McDowell) closed Friday's action by capturing second place in the 400 medley relay (4:12.04).
Bargery also took second in the 200 individual medley (2:17.57).
Saturday's first session will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday night's action will begin at 6 p.m.
1. Washington & Jefferson 308 2. Grove City College 242
3. Hiram College 203 4. Mount Union College 157
5. Slippery Rock University 114 6. Fairmont State University 90
7. Frostburg State University 21 8. University of Findlay 17
9. Buffalo State College 15
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