Swimming: WVU Travels to Penn State


By Andria Alvarez for WVUsports.com
October 21, 2011 12:37 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia swimming and diving teams will be traveling to Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the McCoy Natatorium. The meet will begin at noon.

“This is a good rivalry,” says coach Vic Riggs. “It’s a different environment when you travel. Both teams will have a lot of opportunities to win events and we are definitely looking to do well in the relays.”

The Mountaineers are coming off a win in the West Virginia State games. Both teams had standout performances throughout the games. Freshman Daeton Davenport proved to be a great addition taking first in the 200 free and 1000 free. Junior Rachael Burnett led the women’s team taking first in the 500 free, 1000 free, 100 free and 400 IM.

This will be Penn State’s first meet of the 2011-12 season. Penn State is returning three All-Americans from last season to the men’s team in Mitch Scherer, Brian Alden and Sean Grier. On the women’s side, the Nittany Lions are led by senior Amy Modglin. Modglin also earned All-America honors and was the only member to do so for the women’s team.

“This will be our first dual meet, says Riggs. “The team will be a little out of their comfort zone being away and swimming in a meet like this. This will be a good indicator of where we are, so we are looking to do well.”

Last year WVU split results with Penn State at home. The men’s team defeated the Nittany Lions by a score of 125-116, while the women fell 174-67.



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