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Swimming & Diving Teams Place Seventh at Grove City Invitational

GROVE CITY, PA — The Frostburg State men's and women's swimming & diving teams both finished seventh at the James E. Longnecker Invitational hosted by Grove City College this past weekend.

The Bobcat men scored 234 points to place seventh out of nine teams, while the Bobcat women scored 170.5 points to finish seventh out of 10 teams.

Sophomore Chris Williams (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) turned in the top individual finish for the FSU men, tying for second in the 50-yard freestyle (22.19). He was also fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (49.14) and 15th in the 100-yard butterfly (58.61).

Senior Jay Mayden (Baltimore, Md./Arlington Baptist) was seventh in the 400-yard individual medley (4:35.06), eighth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:23.88) and 11th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:10.01).

Senior Ben Marrapodi (Forest Hill, Md./C.Milton Wright) placed eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.75), 11th in the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.21) and 13th in the 200-yard IM (2:12.06), while senior Brian Flynn (Bridgewater, Conn./Shepaug Valley) tied for seventh in the 50-yard freestyle (22.78) and also finished 14th in the 100-yard freestyle (50.97) and 20th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.16).

Freshman Kyle Meyer (Clifton, Va./Centreville) was fifth in the 1-meter dive (173.70 points) and sixth in the 3-meter dive (165.45).

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Mayden, senior Jeff Cameron (Columbia, Md./Mt. St. Joseph), senior Ryan Kentrus (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) and Chris Williams placed seventh (1:33.44).

Sophomores Kristin Moats (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) and Heather Hamor (Nanjemoy, Md./Lackey) turned in outstanding performances to lead the FSU women.

Moats was third in 400-yard individual medley (4:58.62), fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:22.99) and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:20.05), while Hamor was fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (18:50.71), sixth in the 50-yard freestyle (25.77) and seventh in the 500-yard freestyle (5:29.33).

Junior Audrey Shipe (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) placed fourth in the 3-meter dive (166.75 points) and seventh in the 1-meter dive (133.75).

The team of Moats, freshman Megan Falls (Swesboro, N.J./Kingsway Regional), junior Melody Hanna (Frostburg, Md./Beall) and Hamor finished ninth in both the 400- and 800-meter freestyle relays in 3:57.29 and 8:44.26, respectively.

Hanna also set personal-records in both the 100-yard butterfly (1:05.71) and the 100-yard freestyle (58.47), placing 13th and 14th respectively.

"Both teams performed well under pressure with many personal bests and an excellent showing by all," said FSU head coach Troy Strieby. "We showed great heart and spirit during the entire competition, and I was very proud of them. The divers - Kyle Meyer, Steve Ramsey and Audrey Shipe - did an outstanding job, scoring 40 points for the team."

The Bobcats head to Orlando, Fla., for their winter training January 2-12 and return to dual-meet action Jan. 13 at Savannah (Ga.) Art & Design.

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