December 5, 2008

Grove City posts 4 wins in first night of Longnecker Invite

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's swimming and diving team trails Washington & Jefferson by a half-point after the first night of the 12th annual James E. Longnecker Invitational at the Grove City College Pool. W&J accumulated 371 points while Grove City has 370.5.

Grove City swept both relay events Friday night. Freshman Kate Wilt (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte), freshman Emily Kramer (Ankeny, Iowa/Homeschooled), freshman Jenna Richert (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) and sophomore Sarah Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) opened the meet by winning the 200 free relay in 1 minute, 39.40 seconds.

Wilt, Page, Kramer and junior Amanda Thompson (Erie, Pa./McDowell) capped the session by winning the 400 medley relay in 4:06.89.

Richert won the 500 free in 5:14.51 while Page won the 50 free (24.44). Wilt earned runner-up in the 500 (5:15.99) while sophomore Sarah Bargery (Springfield, Va./Homeschooled) touched third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.05.

Freshman Bethany Johnson (Huntington Valley, Pa./Calvary Christian) took second in 1-meter diving with 206.20 points.

Saturday's action begins at 10 a.m.

Team Scores
1. Washington & Jefferson              371   2. Grove City College                370.5
3. Misericordia University           187.5   4. Hiram College                       152
5. Slippery Rock University             86   6. Frostburg State University           35
7. Lock Haven University                17   8. University of Findlay                14


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