Swimming Set for Pitt Invitational


By Jonathan Harkey for WVUsports.com
November 15, 2012 03:07 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Following two weeks of training after four consecutive weeks of competition, the West Virginia University swimming and diving teams are set to compete at the Pitt Invitational at Trees Pool in Pittsburgh, Pa., from Nov. 16-18.

“After two weeks of good training, the staff is looking forward to seeing the teams race in a prelim/final meet,” says coach Vic Riggs. “This will give us a good indication of where we are and what we will need to do to get ready for U.S. Winter Nationals and the second half of our season.”

Last season, the men’s team placed second in the meet and the women’s team placed third.

Senior Rachael Burnett leads the women in the Big 12 rankings, as she is currently third in the 200 free (1:49.68), third in the 500 free (4:53.68), third in the 1650 free (17:08.08), sixth in the 200 IM (2:05.18), sixth in the 400 IM (4:28.54) ninth in the 100 free (51.67) and 10th in the 50 free (24.28). Sophomore Julian Vialette and freshman Ross Glegg lead the men as Vialette is ranked seventh in the 50 free (20.91), followed by Glegg in 10th (21.10).

Competition will begin at 10 a.m. each morning, and a complete recap of each day’s action will be available at WVUsports.com.



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