Jan. 31, 2014
MARSHALL vs. BOWLING GREEN
Saturday, Feb. 1 | 2 p.m. ET
Huntington, W.Va. | Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – The Marshall swimming and diving team will conclude its regular-season schedule when it welcomes Bowling Green to Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The dual meet will be the fourth between the two schools. Bowling Green holds a 2-1 series advantage, but the Thundering Herd is 1-0 against the Falcons at home.
Live stats will not be available, but results can be found on HerdZone.com at the completion of the meet. Follow @HerdSwimming on Twitter for coverage during the meet.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Saturday’s meet will be the final contest in the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium for five seniors. Marshall will recognize Tiffany Aeling (Columbus, Ohio), Sarah Kay (Cape Town, South Africa), Madison Lawhorn (Baltimore, Ohio), Victoria Mesner (Roanoke, Va.) and Vera Niemeyer (Wuerselen, Germany) prior to the meet.
Marshall posted a 1-2 record in a quad meet against Cumberlands, Vanderbilt, and Western Kentucky last weekend. The Herd bested Cumberlands 211-114, but fell to the other two schools. Junior Katie Kramer (Naples, Fla.) posted a season-best time in the 100-yard butterfly, while Lawhorn and freshman Teel Hartmann (Louisville, Ky.) earned top-three finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard individual medley respectively. Kay placed second in the 200-yard butterfly, and junior Kaley Gregory (Hurricane, W.Va.) also touched second in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS
Bowling Green will come to Huntington after competing at Ohio on Friday night in a dual meet. Prior to the weekend’s action, the Falcons won their previous two meets, defeating Michigan State and Toledo.
In its last meet, Bowling Green handed Toledo its first loss in Mid-American Conference action this season with a 151-143 victory. The Falcons won the final event, the 200 freestyle relay, to secure the win. Five swimmers won individual events for Bowling Green in addition to the team victory in the clinching relay.
With the regular season completed, Marshall will set its sights on the Conference USA Championships, which begin Feb. 26 in Atlanta.
ORDER OF EVENTS
200 Medley Relay
200 Individual Medley
200 Freestyle Relay