‘Cats sprint to three firsts

Jamie Augustinsky

The women’s swimming team came in third at the Rice Invitational in Houston. The Wildcats finished with 453 points, coming behind first-place Oregon State who had 644 and Rice who ended with 566.

“It was a great opportunity for all of us to swim at the Rice Invitational in Texas because the teams that attend aren’t teams we normally compete against,” Jenny Somerville said. She earned her fifth first-place finish of the season in the 1,000 meter free and came in second in the 500 free.

“Having the opportunity to get up and race someone in the distance events was really great, and I think it will help me later in the season,” Somerville added.

Kristina Lennox came in second in the 100 fly, third in the 200 fly, fourth in the 200 free, and fifth in the 200 back. The Wildcats’ 200 free relay and 400 free relay each swam to third place finishes.

Meanwhile, the men’s swimming and diving teams competed in the Bucknell Sprint Invite on Saturday. Mike Kernicky finished third in the 50 fly while Matt McLaughlin came in third in the 100 free. In the 100 free, Jake Rambo finished first while David Drysdale came in second. Three of the four men’s relay teams placed in the top three.

The diving events featured the men and women’s teams. For the men, Michael Hanne dove to fourth in the three meter. In the women’s events, Lindsay Davis came in first in the three meter and second in the one meter. Danielle Trinker dove to a third place finish in the three meter.

Both teams will compete against Rutgers this Friday, Nov. 11 at Villanova.