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Women's Swimming & Diving Places Fourth at Grove City Invitational
02/25/2003

GROVE CITY, PA — The Frostburg State women's swimming and diving team placed fourth out of nine teams at the Grove City College Invitational Saturday.

The Bobcats scored 346 points to finish behind Westminster (774), Washington & Jefferson (720) and Grove City (690). FSU outdistanced Misericordia (285), Bethany (249), Penn State Altoona (206), Penn State Behrend (189) and Arcadia (102).

Freshman Kristin Moats (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) turned in a solid meet, placing second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:17.41 and finishing fourth in both the 100-yard freestyle (56.35) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.38).

Senior Cindy Reese (Westminster, Md./Westminster) scored 305.10 points to take second in the three-meter diving, while sophomore Courtney Farley (Westminster, Md./Westminster) was fourth with 187.55 points. Farley was also fifth in the one-meter diving with 182.50 points.

Freshman Heather Hamor (Nanjemoy, Md./Lackey), senior Jessie Bley (Ft. Washington, Md./Gwynne Park), sophomore Melody Hanna (Frostburg, Md./Beall) and senior Siona Walsh (Twin Falls, Idaho/Bellows Free Academy) all turned in a pair of top-ten finishes.

Hamor placed fifth in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:35.68) and was seventh in the 1,650-yard freestyle (19:40.21), Bley was eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.15) and 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:47.12) and Hanna was ninth in 100-yard butterfly (1:07.26) and 10th in the 200-yard butterfly (2:34.74).

Walsh added a ninth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.47) as well as a 10th-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (26.57).

The Bobcats enjoyed strong success in the relay events as well.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Bley, Hamor, Walsh and freshman Melissa Linard (Westminster, Md./Westminster) placed fourth in a time of 1:47.53, while Moats, Bley, Hamor and Hanna were fourth in the 800-yard freestyle in 8:45.71.

Moats, Hamor, Hanna and Walsh finished fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:54.54, with Walsh, Bley, Moats and Hanna adding a fourth-place showing in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.19.

Walsh, Hamor, Moats and Hanna teamed for a fifth-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay in 4:24.83.

"I am very pleased at the team's performance," said FSU head coach Chip Villarreal. "This was the strongest finish of any women's team I have coached here. Kristin and Heather did very well as freshmen, and I look forward to more great things to come in the next few years. Cindy, Siona and Jessie added a lot of point-scoring depth, and we'll miss them after their graduations."

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu