Preun Leads Herd Swimming on Thursday


Kacey Preun continued her strong season Thursday.

Kacey Preun continued her strong season Thursday.

Nov. 29, 2012

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OXFORD, Ohio – Sophomore Kacey Preun posted the second fastest time in school history during the 1650-yard freestyle event to lead Marshall swimming Thursday in the Miami Invitational.

The Manitoba, Canada native swam a time of 16:56.76 for her career-best performance the event. Her third place finish grabbed 29 points for the Thundering Herd.

“Kacey Preun was exceptional tonight.  Her mile was a lifetime best by almost 17 seconds. I am very happy with her swim,” head coach Bill Tramel said.

Kaley Gregory, with a time of 17:26.07, had the 13th fastest time in school history and grabbed 11 points in the 1650 free.

Freshman Megan Clemens was the other Herd swimmer to collect points Thursday. She got four points with a time of 17:46.80 in the 1650 free.

 “I thought we had some other nice swims tonight, but only six athletes had an opportunity to compete tonight,” said Tramel. “10-meter diving was canceled and the other swimmers have their first events starting tomorrow. We certainly started off nicely and look to expand on that with session two.”

The hosts, Miami University, lead the seven team field with 339 points. Denison stands second with 259.

Action will resume on Friday for the second of three days of action. Prelims will get underway at 9 a.m. with finals beginning at 6 p.m. Included in Friday’s schedule is the 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and both the one-meter and three-meter diving events.

Fans can follow all the action from the Miami Invitational through live scoring on HerdZone.com. Recap and results will be available on HerdZone.com once the day’s action is complete.