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Swimming and Diving Participate in Princeton Invite

Manning finished first in all three of her events last weekend
Nov. 10, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J. – The women’s swimming and diving team elevates the competition this weekend when they head to Princeton, N.J. to participate in the five-team, two-day  Princeton Invite. Participants include powerhouse, Princeton, Fordham, Lehigh and the College of New Jersey. The event will be held on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11 & 12.

Junior Emma Smith has performed well in her distance freestyle events, picking up a first place finish in the 500-yard free on Saturday. Head Coach Bob Goldberg has been impressed with the transfer.

“Emma has transferred in and blended in really well with our group, said Goldberg. “Not just in competition but also personality wise, Emma was smoothly stepped in, plus she has really strengthened one our weaker areas the last couple years, the long distance events.”

Margot Manning finished in first in all three of her events last weekend and made her biggest strides in the 100-yard free and 200-yard IM.

 “Margot Manning has really stepped up this year as a captain and leader of our team, said Goldberg. “I think that has helped her as a swimmer, as she has performed well in the early part of this year.

Amanda Craig is coming off her conference Diver of the Week honor, after qualifying for NCAA Zones last weekend at the New England Collegiate Invitational. Craig is the fourth diver to qualify for Zones, Monica Marcello, Alli Butera and Michelle Kapulski have also qualified.

“This coming weekend is an excellent opportunity to compete with some team in a Championship format,” said head diving coach John Bransfield. “Princeton is consistently strong in diving every year, which works well as we continue to build our dive lists through the first semester.”


 

 

“ I know our divers are looking forward to the meet, as they have been challenged more the past week to be more consistent with their take-offs on the more difficult skills. Often a contest is easier to put it together and shine as opposed to the day-to-day grind.”

Check back on uconnhuskies.com for results and recaps this weekend.

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