@HerdSwimDive Finishes the MU Invite
Marshall sets pool records in 400 IM and 200 Backstroke
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall swimming and diving team finished the final day of the MU Invite on Saturday afternoon at the Fredrick A. Fitch Natatorium.
"We are very pleased with our results this weekend,” head coach Bill Tramel said. “I think for those who were doing lifetime bests, it shows the hard work they have put in. In fact, it even extends to those that were not on their personal bests, but faster than they were at NC State Cup. Now we need a little more rest and hopefully we can go a little faster at C-USA Championships in 17 days."
The Thundering Herd earned three first place finishes in the non-scoring competition.
In the first meet of the day for the Herd, Emma Lockyer set a pool record in the 400 IM with a first place finish at 4:23.36. Her time ranks fourth in Conference USA this season. Madeline Schaffer touched in at second with a time of 4:25.14, while Shir Wasserman finished third at 4:29.21.
Marshall continued to perform strong, as it claimed the top four spots in the 100 freestyle. Rachel DePietro finished in first at 52.50. Maggie Stovall placed in second at 52.71 and Lauren Cowher was third at 52.77. Rounding out the top four was Savannah Ruedt with a time of 53.07.
The second pool record was set in the 200 backstroke, as freshman Jordyn O’Dell finished in first at 2:00.22. Carin Ingram touched in at 2:01.22 for second place. Madi Pulfer (2:02.60) finished third. Caroline Wanner (2:02.67) and Bree Mury (2:04.93) earned a fourth and fifth place finish, respectively.
Gloriya Mavrova (56.11) finished in second place in the 100 butterfly, while Sirena Rowe (56.57) earned a third place finish.
The Thundering Herd placed three in the top four in the 500 freestyle. Anna Lynch led the way with a second place finish at 4:53.83. Angelica di Marzio finished third at 4:58.76 and Catherine Bendziewicz touched in at 4:58.86 for a fourth place finish.
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The Thundering Herd heads to Atlanta for the 2017 Conference USA Championship. The competition begins on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 25.