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Swimming and Diving Strong Showing on Saturday

Emma Smith performed well in the 500 and 1000-yard freestyle events
Oct. 29, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's swimming and diving team challenged the Brown Bears at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium on Saturday afternoon. Due to Ivy League rules, the meet could not be scored but swim times recorded for the swimmers did count towards records and qualifying times.

Senior Margot Manning recorded quality times in two events, the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard free. In the 100-yard freestyle Manning bested her time from two weeks ago, swimming to a 52:93 clip. In the 200-yard event Manning recorded a 1:53.64.

Emma Smith performed well in the 1000 and 500-yard freestyle events. Smith finished the 1000-yard competitions in 10:21:77 and then completed the 500-yard free in 5:02:90.

Freshmen Sona Pinela 200 Fly (2:07.7), Christine Pedersen 200-yard backstroke, and Julie Hu, 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.72) each swam well in their respective events.

On the diving side, Alli Butera scored a 319.28 in the 3-meter diving event, a score that qualifies Butera for the NCAA Zone Champiosnhips.

"The divers did a nice job today," said Head Diving Coach John Bransfield. "We were able to get the sweep with divers claiming the top three spots in the 1-meter and 3-meter events. Alli [Butera] won the 3-meter and Monica [Marcello] won the 1-meter."

"Alli Butera scored 319. on 3 Meter, which qualifies her for the NCAA Zone Championships, joining Monica Marcello and Michelle Kalupski who qualified for the Zones last week and did so in the 1-meter event in today's meet, said Bransfield. "It is a great start to the season."

The Huskies return to the pool Saturday, November 5 at the Wesleyan Invite at 1:00 p.m. from Middletown, Conn. Check back for a preview later on next week on