Bulldogs Finish Strong at Nutmeg Invitational

Dec. 4, 2005

The Bulldogs captured top spots in nine events in this weekend's Nutmeg Invitational, hosted in their own Kiputh Exhibition Pool.

Freshman Marilee Kiernan won the 200 breakstroke with a time of 2:23.30, while classmate Emily Cole took second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:07.50 and third in the 1650 freestyle with 17:36.46. Blake Walsh '09 and Nicole Swaney'08 also raced to the front in their events, as Walsh came in second in the 200 butterfly (2:09.45) and Swaney placed second in the 200 freestyle. Her time of 1:56.15 was quickly followed by junior Meg Gill, who clocked in at third with a time of 1:56.61.

Gill and Swaney teamed up with sophomores Laura Aronsson and Caroline Dowd to capture first place in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:46.14. The elis also excelled in the 400 freestyle relay, where Gill, Alex Mann '09, Marin Foley '09 and Katelyn Kane '08 came in second with a time of 3:36.97 400.

Sophomore Ali Jones dominated the diving competition, winning the 3-meter event (257.40) and placing second in the 1-meter dive (228.80).

The Bulldogs' next event is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they will travel over the winter break.

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