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Herd Swimming and Diving Wraps Up Day Two at NC State GAC Invite

Nov. 18, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Marshall swimming and diving is locked in a battle with West Virginia University after day two of the NC State GAC Invite at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Marshall is currently in seven place, trailing WVU by 12 points. The Thundering Herd is 40 points ahead of Miami (Fla.).
The highlight of the night was Emma Lockyer blazing to an 11th place finish in the 400 IM with a life time best 4:20.15, which is the top time in Conference USA this season. Caroline Wanner finished 13th with a season-best 4:21.89, the second fastest in C-USA.
Chloe Parsemain was 13th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.29, just shy of her Conference USA leading 54.67 that she clocked during prelims Friday morning. Also in the 100 butterfly, Sirena Rowe was 22nd (56.11), Gloriya Mavrova in 28th (56.55), Shir Wasserman in 29th (56.78) and Hannah Robins finished 31st with a life time best 57.21.
Angelica di Marzio finished 30th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.94. Catherine Bendziewicz shaved another half second off of her life time best in the 100 breaststroke from this morning with a 1:04.40 finish.  Also competing in the 100 breaststroke, Mikaya Reynolds finished in 24th place (1:06.37), Lauren Cowher in 25th at 1:06.37, Emma Lockyer in 28th with a lifetime best 1:06.85, Madeline Schaffer  in 31st at 1:08.01 and Justine Jagga finished 32nd (1:09.07).
Jordyn O’Dell finished with a life time best 56.16 in the 100 backstroke, which ranks the fourth best in Marshall history and third best this season in C-USA. Carin Ingram finished in 32nd with a time of 57.03.
Marshall’s 800 freestyle relay featured another C-USA top ranked time this season with Catherine Bendziewicz leading off with a time of 1:50.02. Both Marshall relays finished ahead of both West Virginia relays.  
North Carolina – 1277.5
NC State – 1258
Duke – 1062.5
Notre Dame – 897.5
Tennessee – 598.5
West Virginia – 389
Marshall – 377
Miami (Fla.) – 337
Quote by head coach Bill Tramel
This has been a great meet for us. We’ve got two dozen life time best times and many currently number one rankings in Conference USA. Plus we are in a great battle with our neighbors, WVU. Tomorrow is our strongest day. If we do what we are capable of, we’ll move ahead of them tomorrow night. I don’t think we have enough to catch Tennessee though. It’s all about tomorrow morning. We have to do the job to qualify at night. If we have opportunities, we’ll be in good shape.”
The final day of the three-day meet begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m.