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UT improves to 4-2 in MAC meets

Published: Sunday, February 1, 2009

Updated: Sunday, February 1, 2009 23:02


Courtesy of the UT Sports Information Department

Meghan Reissig swims in a backstroke event. She placed first in three different events on the road against Akron on Friday. She won the 200 individual medley and the 100 and 200 backstroke.

The UT swim and dive team earned its second-straight victory on the road Friday with a 163-134 win over Akron.

The Rockets evened their overall record at 5-5 with the win and improved to 4-2 in the Mid-American Conference. Akron is now 5-6 overall and 1-5 in the MAC.

"I thought the meet went pretty well today," Head Coach Lars Jorgensen said. "It was great to get a conference win on the road."

UT opened the meet with a 3:50.63 finish in the 400 medley for first place.

Junior Meghan Reissig improved on last week's two individual wins by placing first in three individual events. She finished the 200 individual medley in 2:07.17, less than half of a second behind her time from last week. Reissig finished in 57.03 in the 100 backstroke and 2:03.41 in the 200 backstroke.

Junior Caitlin Cormack finished the 200 butterfly in 2:05.54 and the 1000 freestyle in 10:20.49 for first place finishes.

Freshman Laura Lindsay took first in the 100 and 200 breaststroke with times of 1:03.50 and 2:20.50, respectively.

The Rockets swept the top three spots in the 100 breaststroke with senior Kylie Gamelier placing second with a time of 1:05.98 and sophomore Kelsey Atchison finishing in 1:06.75 for third place.

Sophomore Amanada Thompson finished the 100 butterfly in 57.83 for first place.

Sophomore Jacy Dyer placed second in the 200 and 500 freestyle with times of 1:52.92 and 5:03.86, respectively.

The Rockets close out the regular season at home on Saturday with a 1 p.m. meet against Buffalo.

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