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Swimming Competes On Second Day Of U.S. Short Course Championship

ATLANTA, Ga. (December 6, 2008) --- The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming teams continued competition at the United States Short Course Championship on Friday.

The men's 200-yard medley relay team finished in 18th place with a time of 1:34.07. That team was composed of sophomore Alex Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Quebec, sophomore Tomasz Sobek (Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland), senior John Henry Dasinger (Madison, Miss.) and junior Steve Kustra (North Huntington, Pa.).

The women’s 200-yard medley relay finished in 27th place with a time of 1:49.22. That team was composed of senior Erin McLaughlin (Woodbridge, Conn.), senior Kristalynn Kempton (Glen Head, N.Y.), senior Kate DeVinney (Avondale, Ariz.) and freshman Anna Drinka (San Antonio, Texas) in 52.64.

The women's 800-yard free relay team of DeVinney, Kate Baust (Reistertown, Md.), senior Audrey Prior (Lutz, Md.) and Kristalynn Kempton (Glen Head, N.Y.) finished in 25th place wih a time of 7:47.23. Prior had a person-best 1:54.53 for her 200-yard freestyle part of the event.

Senior Alex Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Que.) improved on his personal best in the 100-yard backstroke with a 49.59 second time in the preliminaries, which was good for 28th place.

Kempton finished 28th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.47), Drinka was 35th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.47) and Sobek was 33rd in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Prior swam the 100-yard backstroke in a personal-best time of 58.95 seconds, while Baust had a career-best 1:04.80 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The event concludes on Saturday.