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Swimming and Diving in Second After Day One of Coers Invite

Head Coach Russell Hunt has his squad in second place after day one

Nov. 18, 2011

MUNCIE, Ind. – Following day one of action at the Doug Coers Invite, Marshall Swimming and Diving sits in second place behind host, Ball State.

Action will resume Saturday starting at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Kacey Preun grabbed the Herd’s only victory of day one with a performance of 5:02.22 in the 500 yard Freestyle. It is both Preun’s and Marshall’s best time of the year in the event.

Kaley Gregory also had a strong performance, finishing second behind Preun in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:09.18, her best time of the year in the event. The group of Vera Niemeyer, Madison Lawhorn, Sarah Kay, and Preun grabbed another second place finish for Marshall in the 400 yard Medley Relay. The time of 3:56.20 is best time of the year for the Herd in the event and the fourth fastest time in Marshall Swimming history.

Following the completion of day two action, a full recap will be available on

Team Standings after Day One:

1. Ball State - 205
2. Marshall University - 171
3. Grand Valley State - 131
4. University of Findlay - 64
5. Lewis University - 43
6. Valparaiso University - 41