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Swimming and Diving Participate in Princeton Invite

Dan Kinney performed well in the SMU meet last weekend
Nov. 10, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J. - The men’s swimming and diving team heads to Princeton, N.J. this weekend to participate in the five-team, two-day Princeton Invite. Participants include powerhouse, Princeton, Fordham, Lehigh and the College of New Jersey and will be held on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11 & 12.

Will Kearsey and Christopher Girg have been the top two performers for the men’s side this season for the Huskies.  Last week, senior Chris Girg (Burbach, Germany) coming off a stellar outing against Brown topped his conference-best time in the 1000-yard freestyle. Girg eclipsed his previous best time, 9:24.64, by swimming the event in 9:22.78 and placing first in the event.

Freshmen Will Kearsey (Wheathampstead, England) notched a pair of first-place finishes against SMU in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.41) and the 200-yard IM (1:53.58).


 

 

“I’m happy that we are swimming at this level,” said head coach Bob Goldberg. “We will not be fully rested and have a big meet at Virginia Tech on the horizon. Our top swimmers are going to have great competition, while our other swimmers are going to compete hard in order to earn a spot in the Virginia Tech meet.”

In the one-meter last week, Daniel Kinney (Middletown, Conn.) took the top spot amongst the Huskies, finishing second overall with a score of 279.30. Spencer Beaulieu took second and best amongst UConn divers in the three-meter racking up a score of 287.47

"This coming weekend is an excellent opportunity to compete with some team in a Championship format," said head diving coach John Bransfield. "Princeton is consistently strong in diving every year, which works well as we continue to build our dive lists through the first semester."

"I know our divers are looking forward to the meet, as they have been challenged more the past week to be more consistent with their take-offs on the more difficult skills. Often a contest is easier to put it together and shine as opposed to the day-to-day grind.

Check back on uconnhuskies.com for results and recaps from this weekend.

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