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Mountaineers Swimming Breaks Records

Sports - 3/2/2013 1:46 PM by WVU Sports Information
MORGANTOWN,W.Va. (March 1, 2013) – The West Virginia University swimming

and diving squadscompleted the third day of competition at the Big 12

Championships at the Lee& Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin,

Texas.



Currently, both squads sit in second placebehind Texas, the women have

scored 375 points, while the men have scored 551points.



Senior Rachael Burnett once again impressed,winning the 200 free with a

time of 1:45.22, breaking the 200 free record forthe second time in the

meet after setting the previous record on Wednesday inthe 800 free

relay. Senior Kata Fodor placed seventh with a time 1:48.86, andfreshman

Kelsey Frantz finished in 12th with a time of 1:52.34.



“What an exciting night of swimming. Rachael,Mandie (Nugent) and Jenelle

(Zee) all broke school records with first, secondand fourth place

finishes,” coach Vic Riggs says. “Chris (Brill) had a great100 breast.

Also, in a heat of Texas Longhorns and Mountaineers in the Men's200 Ross

(Glegg) had a great finish to break up a Longhorn sweep with his

thirdplace finish.”



In the women’s 100 fly, senior Mandie Nugentplaced second with a school

record time of 52.67, while sophomore Julie Ogden,and junior Eva

Burlingham, placed fifth (53.89), and sixth (54.00),respectively.

Freshman Jaimee Gillmore placed second in the bonus final,finishing with

a time of 56.19.



In the 100 breast, sophomore Jenelle Zeeplaced in fourth with a school

record time of 1:01.76, while freshman MorganEmter placed 13th overall

with a time of 1:04.56.



In the men’s 100 fly, freshman Andrew Marshplaced fourth with a time of

49.27, with freshman Chase Williams placing sixth(49.65) and freshman

Jay Hickey placing eighth with a time of 51.37. FreshmanKyle Bandy

finished in the consolation final with a time of 51.32.



In the men’s 100 breast, sophomoreChristopher Brill placed third with a

time of 55.02, freshman Aidan Fumagalli,and junior Peter Murto, placed

seventh (57.34) and eighth (57.65),respectively. Freshman Jake Iotte won

the consolation final, finishing with atime of 56.35.



In the women’s 400 IM, senior AustenCarrington placed 15th with a time

of 4:28.63



Danielle Smith finished fourth in the backwith a time of 54.20, while

freshman Courtney Miller placed 13th overall with atime of 56.89.



“Along with other great swims tonight, Julie(Ogden), Eva (Burlingham),

Kata (Fodor), Nathan (Cobbe), Hugh (Simmonds),Julien (Vialette), Andrew

(Marsh), Chase (Williams), Jay (Hickey), Aidan(Fumagalli), Peter (Murto)

and Danielle (Smith) all had excellent swims intheir championships heats

which was very important to the team races,” Riggssays.



In the men’s 100 back, Marsh placed seventh(49.93), followed by Hickey

in eighth (50.94) and sophomore David Palley intenth (51.11), while in

the men’s 200 free, sophomore Daeton Davenport placedthird with a time

of 1:39.8. Iotte placed fifth with a time of 1:41.14 andsophomore Miles

Molinaro placed eighth with a time of 1:44.47.



The WVU divers also continued theircompetition with finals in the

3-meter board. For the men, junior RichardPokorny placed fifth with a

score of 335.75, with sophomore Liam McLaughlin andfreshman Christian

Parker placing sixth (318.05), and eighth (302.60),respectively.



For the women, sophomore Haily VandePoelplaced fifth with a score of

305.70.



“The divers had another great day with Haily(VandePoel), Christian, Liam

and Richard all finished in the Top 8,” Riggssays.



The action finished with the 200 free relay,while the women’s “A” team

was disqualified, the men’s “A” team of JulienVialette, Ross Glegg,

Marsh and Cobbe placed second with a time of 1:19.92.



“We finished with a great men's 200 freerelay and unfortunately our

women's relay was disqualified,” Riggs says."We are solidly in second

for the men and a good position for a secondplace finish for the women

tomorrow as well if we do our job.”



The Mountaineers will make a push in thefou12 Championships tomorrow. A full recap will beavailable following the action on WVUsports.com



-Courtesy West Virginia University Sports Information


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