Nov. 25, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The University of Connecticut women's swimming and diving team wrapped up competition in the Virginia Tech Invitational Saturday, scoring 416 points to finish fifth out of seven teams.
The Huskies had several strong swims throughout the meet, which ran from Thursday to Saturday. In the 400-yard IM on Friday, sophomore Laura Ruttan finished second in the B-Final with a time of 4:29.23, and junior Katy Munzenmaier took home third place after finishing the event in 4:30.64.
Junior Tessa Pena also swam well in the 400-yard IM, earning first place honors in the C-Final with a time of 4:29.66. Fellow junior Chinyere Pigot continued her great season for UConn, as she finished the A-Final of the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday in 50.11 to capture third place.
Ruttan had another productive day in the pool Saturday, winning the B-Final in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:19.66.
In the final event of the meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the UConn team of Pigot, freshman Maddie Hoopes, Munzenmaier and freshman Jordan Drake finished fourth out of 19 teams, swimming the event in a time of 3:27.65. Freshmen Christine Pedersen, Darrah Jampo and Tara O'Prey and sophomore Alexis Henry didn't finish far behind, coming in 10th place with a time of 3:31.34.
UConn returns to the pool December 6th for the USA Swimming Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn. The meet will last two days with races happening throughout each day.