Swimming & Diving Places Third at URI Invitational



THE BASICS:

- Event: University of Rhode Island Invitational

- Results: 3rd out of 6 teams

- Location: Kingston, R.I. (Tootell Aquatic Center)

- The Lead: The Assumption swimming and diving team placed third at the URI invitational today, competing against all NCAA Division I schools.


HOW IT HAPPENED: DAY ONE

- Sophomore Colleen Kurtz (Somerset, N.J. / Rutgers Preparatory) highlighted the day for the Hounds, as she placed second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:05.38. Junior Shannon Quirk (Wakefield, Mass. / Wakefield Memorial) also recorded a top-ten finish, touching the wall in 5:10.86 which was good for seventh.

- In the 200 individual medley, senior Niamh Morgan (Bettystown, Ireland / Sacred Heart School) tied for third with a time of 2:10.31, while Freshman Isabelle Roberts (Nantucket, Mass. / Nantucket) and junior Morgan Nicholls (East London, South Africa / Clarendon) finished in sixth and seventh with times of 2:12.22 and 2:12.70, respectively.

- The 200 freestyle relay consisting of sophomore Abbey Holmes (Laurel, Md. / Archbishop Spalding), Nicholls, sophomore Natalia Kaczor (Chicopee, Mass. / Chicopee), and senior Bella Omobono (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford) placed sixth, racing to a time of 1:39.65.

- Holmes also competed in the 50 freestyle where she clocked in with a time of 24.64 seconds which was good for an eighth place finish.

- Morgan, Holmes, Kaczor and freshman Anne Guadalupi (Augusta, Maine / Cony) combined to finish seventh in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:02.98.


BEHIND THE NUMBERS:

- At the conclusion of day one, the Hounds sat at fourth place with a point total of 186.5. URI led the pack with 286.5 points, while Providence and Bryant were tied for second with 207 points.



HOW IT HAPPENED: DAY TWO

- Quirk led the Hounds on day two with a second place finish in the 1650 freestyle, completing the race with a time of 17:37.05. Sophomore Sydney LaQue (Burnt Hills, N.Y. / Burnt Hills Ballston Lake) joined Quirk in the 1650 freestyle and finished sixth with a time of 18:03.10.

- In the 200 freestyle, Kurtz placed third with a time of 1:55.82, while senior Bry Veroneau (Belchertown, Mass. / Belchertown) touched the wall in 1:57.31, good for an eighth place finish.

- The Hounds placed two swimmers inside of the top-five of the 200 backstroke, as senior Courtney Barr (Waltham, Mass. / Matignon) and Morgan placed third and fourth, finishing with times of 2:07.22 and 2:08.22, respectively.

- Morgan also competed in the 400 IM and raced to a fifth place finish, clocking in at 4:45.11. In the 100 breaststroke, Nicholls recorded a top-ten finish, placing ninth in 1:08.54.

- Two Hounds broke a minute in the 100 butterfly, as Kaczor raced her way to a time of 59.10 seconds, and Barr completed the race in 59.88 seconds. Kaczor placed fourth while Barr finished in eighth.

- Three Hounds registered top-ten finishes in the 200 butterfly, as Kurtz led the way with a time of 2:11.73, good for a sixth place finish. Kaczor followed suit with a time of 2:11.96 (seventh) and junior Ali Petrozza (North Andover, Mass. / Austin Preparatory School) finished the race with a time of 2:12.37 (eighth).

- Roberts competed in the 200 breaststroke and finished in fifth place with a time of 2:29.12, while Barr and Guadalupi placed seventh and eighth in the 100 backstroke with times of 59.88 and 59.98.

- The 400 freestyle relay of sophomore Emma Magna (Niantic, Conn. / East Lyme), Guadalupi, Veroneau and Kurtz combined to finish fourth with a time of 3:36.89.

 

BEHIND THE NUMBERS:

- Assumption completed the two day invitational in third with 570.5 points, beating division I schools such as Providence (569.5), Holy Cross (493 points) and The University of Maine (415.5). URI won the meet with 788.5 points, while Bryant finished in second with 601 points.



UP NEXT:

- The Hounds return to action December 1st when they compete in the WPI Gompi Invitational spanning over three days.


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