Marshall Travels to Bowling Green, Ky., for Quad Meet


Junior Kaley Gregory led the Herd with two individual wins in its last meet against Duquesne.

Junior Kaley Gregory led the Herd with two individual wins in its last meet against Duquesne.

Jan. 23, 2014

MARSHALL vs.  WKU | Vanderbilt | Cumberlands
Friday, Jan. 24 | 5 p.m. ET
Saturday, Jan. 25 | Noon
Bowling Green, Ky. | Bill Powell Natatorium

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – The Marshall swimming and diving team will travel to Bowling Green, Ky., for its first quad meet of the year, facing off against host Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Cumberlands.

Live stats will not be available, but results will be posted on HerdZone.com at the completion of the each day.

HAVE YOU HERD?
After returning from 10 days of training in Clearwater, Fla., over the winter break, Marshall’s swimming and diving team lost a close meet to Duquesne, 152-110, on Jan. 18.

Junior Kaley Gregory led the Herd with two individual wins, in the 1,000-and 500-yard freestyle. Senior Vera Niemeyer out-touched Duquesne’s Morgan Fink by .01 second in the 200-yard backstroke. Fellow senior Sarah Kay clocked her fifth win of the season in the 200-yard butterfly.

Marshall earned its first win of the season in the 200-yard freestyle, by junior Kacey Preun, touching the wall at 1:55.73.

SCOUTING THE HILLTOPPERS
Host and Conference USA foe Western Kentucky swimming is coming off a dominating win over Florida Atlantic, winning 17 events and outscoring the Owls, 155-88. WKU’s diving team is coming off a strong showing with 13 top 10 finishes against Clemson and the College of Charleston.

In the 200 individual medley, the Hilltoppers recorded the top four times with Nadine Laemmler going first with a time of 2:07.70. Senior Natalie Lenderman clocked a 53.54 in the 100 free for the win. Junior Allie Duff touched the wall at 57.41 in the 100 backstroke, while junior Ashley Forsyth finished first in the 500 freestyle with a 5:02.98. Junior Clair Conlon took first in the 100 breastroke with a time of 1:04.50 in the event.


 

 

The diving team’s freshman Amy Crayne earned C-USA Diver of the Week, for her performance against Clemson and the College of Charleston. Crayne posted the
highest finishes of the weekend for the WKU diving team. The rookie finished third out of 17 divers in the one-meter event with a score of 208.45.

SCOUTING THE COMMODORES
Vanderbilt split its Senior Day and final home meet with Liberty and West Florida. The Commordores defeated the first-year West Florida program, 203-57, and lost a close race to Liberty, 140-121.

Vanderbilt finished the day with six first-place finishes. Two wins came from junior Chrissy Oberg in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, with respective times of 56.69 and 2:01.69.

Freshmen Alexandra Blankenburg and Carrie Bencic picked up a pair of victories against Liberty and West Florida in the 200-yard butterfly and 500 freestyle, respectively.

SCOUTING THE PATRIOTS
Cumberlands is coming off from a dual-meet win against Centre College, 111-87. The 22-event meet was also a senior recognition day for the Patriots.

Sophomore Grace Van Ryckegham clocked an 11:19.32 in the 1000-yard freestyle for a victory, while junior Charlotte Parent took the victories in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, 1:57.48, 58.77.

Freshman Lucy Gregory won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.82. Junior Melissa Peplinski and sophomore Anna Clayton picked up a pair of wins. Peplinski took the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke (25.45, 1:10.05), while Clayton won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle (2:15.67, 55.98).

Gregory, Peplinski, Parent and senior Kaleigh Botill won the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:04.03.

UP NEXT
Marshall will host Bowling Green in the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium on Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.

ORDER OF EVENTS (FRIDAY)
200 Medley Relay
10 Minute Break
200 Freestyle
100 Backstroke
100 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
50 Freestyle
200 Individual Medley
1650 Freestyle
400 Freestyle Relay
1 Meter Diving

ORDER OF EVENTS (SATURDAY)
400 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley
100 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
100 Butterfly
500 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
10 Minute Break
200 Freestyle Relay
3 Meter Diving