Swimming Concludes Saturday's Quad-Meet

Sarah Kay won the 200 fly for the second time in as many days.

Sarah Kay won the 200 fly for the second time in as many days.

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.