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Juniata Swimmers Top Etown In Home Finale

(Posted January 27, 2005)

Kathy Trainor earned first-place finishes in both the 50 and 100-meter freestyle races while also contributing to a first-place relay finish as Juniata topped Elizabethtown in the final home meet of the season.

HUNTINGDON, Pa.? In the final home meet for three Juniata College seniors, the Eagles made sure to send their teammates out in style as the home team claimed a 109-74 dual-meet victory over Elizabethtown College in Huntingdon Thursday evening. The win gave Juniata its 10th dual-meet triumph of the season, raising the Eagles? record to 10-4 on the year. Elizabethtown dropped to 2-11 with the loss.

Along with claiming first-place finishes in one relay and four individual events, the Eagles also established a pair of new pool records. Amy Sutherland (Norwich/Norwich, N.Y.) helped the 400-meter medley relay team claim a first-place finish, with her backstroke leg earning a new pool record. She joined Jenny Bair (Huntingdon/Huntingdon), Allison Sweigart (Muhlenberg/Reading) and Kathy Trainor (Upper Merion/King of Prussia) in posting a winning time of 4:52.93.

The other pool record came in the 1,500-meter freestyle as Kim Dierolf (Boyertown Area/Boyertown) placed first with a time of 18:44.96.

Trainor, one of the three seniors swimming in a home meet for the final time, earned a pair of individual wins on the night. She led a first, second and third-place Juniata sweep in the 100-meter freestyle, touching the wall first in a time of 1:02.42. Behind her in second was Kathleen O?Leary with Amy Hanson (Lancaster Catholic/Elizabethtown) finishing third. The trio teamed up again in the 50 freestyle as Trainor again placed first, with O?Leary coming in second and Hanson adding a fourth-place finish.

Kasey Brough (Carlisle/Gardners) added Juniata?s fourth individual victory when she posted a time of 4:55.13 in the 400-meter freestyle.

Sutherland added to her record-breaking evening with a second-place finish in the 200-meter individual medley. Her time of 2:33.45 was just .25 seconds behind the first-place finisher.

Juniata will close its regular season on Saturday when the team competes against King?s College in a road dual meet.

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