January 17, 2009

Wolverines down W&J

WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Grove City College women’s swimming and diving team improved to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 162-138 win over host Washington & Jefferson in PAC dual-meet action at the Henry Memorial Center.

Three Grove City performers each won two events. Freshman Bethany Johnson (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Calvary Christian Academy) swept 1- and 3-meter diving. Johnson won 1-meter diving with 208.90 points. She then took first on the 3-meter board with 181.45 points.

Sophomore Sarah Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) won both the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Page won the 100 free in 56.19 seconds before posting a winning time of 1:02.19 in the 100 butterfly.

Meanwhile, freshman Jenna Richert (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) earned wins in both the 500 (5:27.43) and 1000 (11:05.86).

Junior Amanda Thompson (Erie, Pa./McDowell) touched first in the 100 backstroke (1:02.92) while freshman Kate Wilt (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte) won the 200 breaststroke (2:29.70).

Richert, Thompson, freshman Emily Kramer (Ankeny, Iowa/Homeschooled) and Wilt clinched the win by winning the 400 free relay in 3:44.85.

Grove City will host Denison next Saturday, January 24 in non-conference action at 1 p.m.


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