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Record Setting Day Carries Swimming and Diving Past Lehigh


Record Setting Day Carries Swimming and Diving Past Lehigh
Huskies set five pool records en route to sweep of Lehigh

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (October 28, 2007) - The University of Connecticut men’s and women's swimming and diving team swept Lehigh University on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies set five Jacobs Pool records during the meet, which saw the men win by a score of 154-89 and the women by a 174-67 margin.

The Huskies won 19 of the 26 events in the meet.

New pool records were set by Tomasz Sobek (Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland), Lisa Shelps (Quakertown, Pa.), Katie DeVinney (Avondale, Ariz.), Courtney Haney (Mesa, Ariz.) and the women's 400 medley relay team.

Sobek set the record for the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:03.76. Shelps notched the record time in the 200 backstroke with her 2:06.39 in the event. DeVinney became the pool record holder in the 200 butterfly by clocking in at 2:06.57. Haney touched in at 2:21.48 in the 200 breaststroke for the record in that event. The women's 400 medley relay team timed in at 4:00.91 to take the pool record. Shelps also was the winner of the 200 freestyle.

Junior Liza Marianni (Cherry Hill, N.J.) took the top spot in both dive events for the women. She had a total of 240.45 points in the one-meter dive and scored 280.73 in the three-meter dive.

Picking up wins for the men were Stephen Fereirra (Madison, Conn.), Michael Brocki (Westhampton, N.Y.), Nick Conrad (Olney, Md.), John Hogan (Walkersville, Md.), Stephen Kustra (North Huntington, Pa.) and Alex Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Quebec).

The women had additional top finishes by Emily Karel (Bethesda, Md.) and Sophie Staskiewicz (Riverdale, N.Y.).

The Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams return to the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium on Saturday, November 3 when they take on Rutgers in dual meet action. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m.