Nov. 13, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- Marshall University's swimming and diving team will swim in its fifth overall meet this season and third at home with an evening tilt against Ohio this Friday at 5 p.m. Admission is free for the event, inside the Fitch Natatorium, which is located in the Cam Henderson Center.
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In its road trip to Dayton, Ohio, Marshall came away with several quality wins against Wright State and IUPUI. Freshman Nele Albers (Ludinghausen, Germany continued a successful freshman campaign, winning three events for the Herd. Albers won the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 154.18. Albers then won the 200 yard breaststroke with a score of 2:23.39. In the 200 IM, Albers won with a time of 2:09.74. Marshall's team of Albers, junior Kaley Gregory (Hurricane, W.Va.), freshman Emma Lockyer (Thunder Bay, Ontario) and junior Kacey Preun (St. Andrews, Manitoba) won the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:47.72.
Gregory also won her second consecutive 1,000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:25.68. Marshall's Teel Hartmann (Louisville, Ky.) finished second in the event.
Preun also went on to win the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.27. Additionally, Lockyer won the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.82.
In diving, freshman Kelly Toner (Fort Washington, Pa.) led the way for the Herd with 220.05 points in 1 meter diving. Toner finished fourth in 3 meter diving with 222.20 points.
Herd Coach Bill Tramel on the Ohio Meet
"Ohio will be a formidable test. We have never beaten Ohio. When we go up against a team like this, we must be on our game to keep it a contest. That said, our message to the team hasn't changed. We want to focus on race execution and details. Our spirit at Wright State last week was the best of the season, so we want to continue that. The biggest thing our team needs is more people getting involved. Every single athlete is important to this team's success. Everybody. They all have the ability. Some are still figuring it out. Others just need to make the decision to execute what we teach every day. When they decide to do that, they may be surprised with what they can do. But I won't be surprised because I know they can reach a higher level."
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The Herd will next be in action on December 5, at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio. The meet is the Herd's first three day session.