Swimming: WVU Women Take on James Madison


By Andria Alvarez for WVUsports.com
October 28, 2011 01:47 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– The West Virginia women’s swimming and diving team will face the ladies of James Madison Saturday, Oct. 29, at the WVU Natatorium. The meet will begin at 11 a.m.

“It is always a good opportunity for the women to compete in their own meet,” says coach Vic Riggs. “JMU will provide a great challenge for us, and we will have to swim and dive at our best to come out with a win.”

The women are coming off a tough loss to Penn State last weekend. Rachael Burnett led the women with a first-place finish in the 500 free, a second in the 100 free and a third in the 400 IM. Mandie Nugent took second in the 500 free and third in the 200 fly. The women also took the top three spots in the 200 breast, with Breanna McCann taking first, Melissa Shreiber second and Jenelle Zee third. Haily VandePoel had a standout performance in the diving well, as she won the 1-meter and 3-meter.

James Madison also is coming off a loss to North Carolina State and Virginia Tech Oct. 15. Senior Catalina Mendieta, junior Caroline Burns and freshmen Sin Hye Won and Susanne Gingher finished first in the 200-yard medley relay. Won took second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast, while sophomore Kelsey Holmgaard took third in the 200 free and the 200 IM.

For complete recap and meet results, please visit MSNsportsNET.com tomorrow.



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