LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Connecticut senior swimmer Katy Munzenmaier (Lake George, N.Y.) set a school record (1:47.92) in her 200-yard lead-off in the 800-yard freestyle, as the UConn women’s swimming and diving team finished the second day of the Louisville Invitational in third place. The Huskies (808 points), who currently trail Louisville (1256) and Western Kentucky (976), are ahead of Missouri State (684) and Southern Illinois (566) with one day of competition to go.
Munzenmaier’s impressive time currently ranks 17th in the country for UConn, which finished fourth in the 800-yard freestyle. The Connecticut senior teamed up with sophomores Margot Manning (Frederick, Md.) and Sophie Nothnagle (Victor, N.Y.) and senior Chinyere Pigot (Miami, Fla.) to complete the race in 7:26.83. Pigot’s 50-yard freestyle time of 22.66 yesterday is good for the 9th-best mark nationally.
Connecticut divers Taryn Urbanus (Quincy, Mass.), Michelle Kalupski (Chicago, Ill.) and Alexandra Butera (Havertown, Pa.) all finished in the top five of the 1-meter event. Urbanus (3rd place) totaled 282.85, while Kalupski (272.80) was fourth and Butera (267.95) was fifth.
In the 400-yard IM, Munzenmaier notched fifth-place honors, touching the wall in a time of 4:22.15 to earn the Huskies 25 points. Freshman Emily Parillo (Phillipston, Mass.) also placed in the A Final, as she finished eighth after swimming it in 4:27.91.
Other notable times on Saturday came from sophomores Tara O’Prey (Ridley Park, Pa.) and Christine Pedersen (Vinterbro, Norway) and freshman Sammi Bassman (Austin, Texas). O’Prey swam to an eighth-place finish (56.14) in the 100-yard butterfly, while Pedersen finished sixth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.36. Bassman turned in a solid performance in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing fifth after posting a time of 1:04.53.
UConn resumes the Louisville Invitational Sunday with the preliminary races set for 10 a.m. The finals will take place later that day at 3:30 p.m.