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Huskies Complete Rutgers Quad Meet on Saturday

Daniel Kinney swept the diving events on Saturday.
Dec. 5, 2015

Complete Results

The University of Connecticut swimming and diving team finished competition at the Rutgers Quad Meet on Saturday evening in the RU Aquatic Center. The women’s team went 0-2 in dual meets with Boston University and Rutgers while the men’s team was 1-1, defeating BU, 199-154. 

Three Huskies won their events on Saturday, starting with junior Christine Pedersen (Vinterbro, Norway) in the 100-backstroke with a time of 57.15. She also came in second in the 200-backstroke (2:02.70). Classmate Sophie Nothnagle (Victor, N.Y.) topped the competition in the 200-butterfly after she touched the wall first in 2:04.51.

For the men, sophomore Daniel Kinney (Middletown, Conn.) swept the diving events for UConn. Kinney took first on the one-meter by tallying 264.50 points before delivering a repeat performance on the three-meter platform behind 313.30 points.

Freshman Jackie Van Lew (Tinton Falls, N.J.) came in second in the 100-freestyle in a time of 52.68 and fellow rookie Julie Hu (Wilton, Conn.) completed the 100-breaststroke in 1:06.70 to place third. Classmate Annika Grewal (Oakville, Ontario) clocked in at 2:06.18 in the 200-backstroke for third and also rounded out the top three in the 200-IM with a time of 2:06.65.



Pedersen and Grewal joined junior Margot Manning (Frederick, Md.) and senior Laura Ruttan (Stittsville, Ontario) in the 200-medley relay to come in third (1:47.12). For the divers, senior Taryn Urbanus (Quincy, Mass.) was second on the one-meter with 285.65 points while junior Alexandra Butera (Havertown, Pa.) and sophomore Margot Marcello (Middletown, Conn.) were third and fourth, respectively. Urbanus was also third in the three-meter event.

Senior Jeff Magin (Brookfield, Conn.) and junior James Donlevy (Lake Grove, N.Y.) each tallied second place finishes on Saturday. Magin swam the 100-backstroke in 50.56 and Donlevy completed the 50-freestyle in 21.02.

The duo teamed up with sophomore Daniel Krentsa (Brookfield, Conn.) and freshman Luke Martin (Richmond, Va.) to complete the 200-freestyle relay (1:23.71) for second place. Magin and Donlevy were also members of the second-place 200-medley relay team with seniors Ryan Walsh (Monroe, N.Y.) and Greg Baliko (Fanwood, N.J.), who finished the race in 1:33.69.

Sophomore Jeffrey Aselin (Riverside, Conn.) was third on the one-meter platform with 257.60 points and junior Spencer Beaulieu (Portland, Conn.) checked in fifth (227.60 points). Both players claimed the same standings in the three-meter.

Sophomore Brandon Cole (Trumbull, Conn.) swam to third in the 400-IM behind a 4:10.13 time while freshman Mark Hunter (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) clocked in at 2:07.87 in the 200-breastroke to take third place.