Swimming Concludes Saturday's Quad-Meet|
Jan. 12, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the second consecutive day, Marshall’s swimming and diving team participated in a quad-meet at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Thundering Herd (5-4) went 1-2 on the afternoon. It defeated Western Illinois, 96-31, but fell to Saint Louis, 69-63 and the host IUPUI Jaguars 77-55.
Marshall had two repeat winners from Friday. Sarah Kay won in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.40) for the fifth time this season and second time in as many days. The junior also had third place finishes in the 100 fly with a time of 58.85 and in the 200 individual medley with a personal season-best time of 2:13.13.
The other repeat winner was Danica Ross. The freshman, coming off her first win at Marshall on Friday, won the 50 freestyle once again with a time of 24.32, the 17th fastest in school history.
Ross was the only multiple winner for her squad in the water Saturday. She was victorious in the 100 free with a team season-best performance of 53.47.
Madison Lawhorn, coming off a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke on Friday, was able to improve and win on Saturday. The junior touched the wall first with a time of 1:06.53 for her third win of the season in the event.
The other winner for the Herd on Saturday was Kacey Preun. The sophomore posted a time of 17:38.16 in the 1650 free for her second win of the season.
Marshall also was second in both team relay events. MU posted team season-best times in the 200 medley relay (1:50.94) and 400 free relay (3:39.09).
Other notable individual performers for Marshall included Arlie Rykosky who had three top four finishes. The senior was third in the 200 fly with a time of 2:13.47 and fourth place in both the 100 fly (1:00.14) and 200 IM (2:16.31).
Megan Clemens posted a third place finish in the 500 free after posting with a time of 5:17.13 and was fourth in the 1650 free with a time of 17:48.91. Fellow freshman Alex Black had her career-best time in the 100 breast (1:11.17) with a fifth place finish.
The Herd returns to action Jan. 22 as it hosts Ohio in the final home meet of the year. The dual meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.