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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