Swimming Off To Good Start, Despite Loss
(Posted October 28, 2006)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The Juniata College women\'s swimming team opened its 2006-07 season with a solid effort against one of its conference rivals, but it wasn\'t enough to earn the victory as the Eagles suffered a 116-86 set-back to Widener University in MAC dual-meet action Saturday afternoon. It was a big meet for Kasey Brough (Carlisle/Gardners) as she claimed a pair of first-place finishes and added a third-place finish on the day. She placed first in the 800 freestyle with a time of 10:05.02 and then was first in the 400 free with a time of 4:55.96. She also captured a third-place finish in the 200 IM. Amy Sutherland (Norwich/Norwich, N.Y.) also touched the wall first in a pair of events. Sutherland captured the win in the 200 backstroke with an effort of 2:34.16. She was also first in the 200 freestyle, swimming to a time of 2:19.57. Also earning a first-place finish on the day was Carlie Zoubek (Paul IV/Burke, Va.) whose time of 3:03.39 was good for first in the 200 breaststroke. Zoubek also had a pair of runner-up finishes in the meet as she was second in the 200 butterfly and the 200 IM. Senior Collin Thompson (Altoona/Altoona) had a strong day as well as she had a pair of top-3 finishes. She was second to Sutherland in the 200 backstroke and placed third in the 800 free. Freshman Kelly McErlean (Eastern/Voorhees, N.J.) also had a third-place finish on the day as she placed third in the 50 freestyle. The Eagles also had one runner up relay finished on the day as the quartet of McEarlean, Thompson, Sutherland and Paige Black (Tyrone/Tyrone) captured a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. The Eagles will be back in action on Friday when the team travels to swim against non-conference opponent Goucher College.
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