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Huskies Wrap up Princeton Invite

Nov. 12, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J. - UConn swimming and diving completed its weekend stay at the Princeton Swimming “Big Al” Invite. The Huskies performed well on the second day of the event.

Freshmen Holly Parker had an outstanding day. In the 200-yard freestyle, Parker secured a second-place spot.  Margot Manning also swam well in the event, taking seventh.

Parker continued her career-day with a fourth place spot in the 400-yard IM. Parker inched her way past Emma Smith who earned fifth-place. Emma Smith just missed out on a top-three finish in the 1650-yard freestyle. Smith finished the long distance event in 17:32.66. Julie Hu was also a top-10 overall finisher for the Huskies, placing seventh.

Hu was the top UConn swimmer in the 200-yard breaststroke taking home a fourth place finish. Sammi Bassman also earned a top-10 overall rank with her time of 2:28.57.

Christine Pedersen and Jamie Lynn Brookover placed in the top-five overall in the 100-yard backstroke. Brookover snagged fourth-place (57.69) and Pedersen fifth (58.32).

The Huskies positioned three swimmers in the top-10 in the 200-yard backstroke. Christine Pedersen came in sixth place, Samantha Park eighth, and Jamie Lynn Brookover was 10th overall in the competition.



Michelle Kapulski delivered a first place performance in the 1-meter event, besting teammate Alli Butera with a mark of 279.35. Butera settled for second with a score of 273.60. Amanda Craig and Monica Marcello were just off the pace, taking fifth and sixth place on Saturday.

"The team performed well again today," said head diving coach John Bransfield. "Michelle taking first and Alli second was great to see. Amanda and Monica were right there too finishing in the top six in a highly competitive meet."

Next up for UConn is the highly competitive Virginia tech Invite which runs from Thursday Nov. 17-Sunday Nov. 20.