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UConn Set to Face Rutgers, BU and Yale

Dec. 3, 2015

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - After a two week hiatus, the University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming and diving teams will hit the road for a two-day meet against out-of-state rivals Rutgers, Yale and Boston University. The Huskies will kick things off on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Rutgers Aquatic Center. The meet will be broken up into two session, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.

Both Connecticut squads competed at the Bucknell Invitational on Nov. 20-22. For the women, the Huskies took second place at the event, totaling 1,219 points. The men's team checked in at third in the event with 1,020 points.  

Junior Sophie Nothnagle (Victor, N.Y.) was exceptional as she completed the 200-butterfly in a time of 1:58.96 to place second and the 100-butterfly in 55.18 for third. She set new school records in both events and her 200 time was a NCAA `B' qualifier. Freshman Jackie Van Lew (Tinton Falls, N.J.) won the 200-freestyle by touching the wall in 1:48.96 and took second in the 500-freestyle (4:54.07).

For the divers, junior Monica Marcello (Middletown, Conn.) came in first in the three-meter competition with 309.15 points. Senior Taryna Urbanus (Quincy, Mass.) and junior Alexandra Butera (Havertown, Pa.) were second and third, respectively. On the one-meter platform, Urbanus claimed the top spot with 293.35 points while Butera was the runner-up and Marcello took fifth.

Junior Chris Girg (Gurbach, Germany) placed second in the 500-freestyle (4:28.58) and third in the 200-freestyle (1:39.82). Senior Jeff Magin (Brookfield, Conn.) swam the 100-backstroke in 49.61 to finish second before taking third in the 200-backstroke with a time of 1:48.37.



Senior John Brice (Bala Cynwood, Pa.) placed third on the three-meter platform with 322.00 points while sophomore Jeffrey Aselin (Riverside, Conn.) came in fourth. On the one-meter, Brice once again took third-place on 308.00 points.

This will be the final meet of 2015 for the Huskies. The women's side is 0-1 in dual meets this season while the men stand at 1-0.