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.

Results

                                    Team Standings
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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