Oct. 23, 2010
STORRS, Conn. (Oct. 23, 2010) -- The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened its seasons on Saturday with the Husky Invitational. UConn won the men's competition with 854 points while Fordham was second with 661, Fairfield third with 320 and Providence with 249. On the women's side, UConn won with 831 points, followed by Fordham with 532, Central Connecticut with 399, Fairfield with 246 and Providence with 180.
The UConn women were led by junior Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas), who had outstanding swims in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes and the 200-yard IM. Gallagher won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:03.91 while she took the 200 in 2:19.35. In the 200-yard IM, she timed out at 2:07.86.
On the men's side, sophomore Jeremy Ramshaw (Mississauga, Ont.) had good performances in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes, the 50-yard freestyle and the the 200-yard free relay. Ramshaw won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.29 seconds and the 50-yard freestyle in 21.26 seconds. He took the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 1:51.78. His team on the 200-yard free relay won the event in 1:25.09.
Freshman Sean Battle (Allison Park, Pa.) looked strong in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle. Battle won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:45.44. Battle was tenth in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.91 seconds and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.82 seconds.
Both Husky teams return to action next Friday and Saturday when they travel to New Brunswick, N.J., for the BIG EAST Four Team meet with Rutgers, Villanova and Georgetown.