Swimming & Diving

Penguins Win Seven Events In Strong Showing at Marshall

Huntington, W. Va. -- The Youngstown State swimming and diving team won six individual events and a relay in a strong showing against Marshall on Saturday at the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium. YSU dropped the meet by a score of 171-129.

The Penguins opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:52.84. The group of Nishani Cicilson, Angela Diorio, Laura Paz and Alana Kane outraced Marshall's top three squads to start the meet on a good note.

In the individual events, YSU won the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free, 200 breastroke, 500 free, the one-meter dive and three-meter dive.

Casey Hill took the top spot in both the one and three-meter diving events. In the one-meter Hill won with a score of 278.85 while teammate Tricia Vallinger was second with a score of 236.55. In the three-meter Hill ran away from the competition with a 279.15 while Vallinger was third.

Cicilson won the 50 free with a time of 24.97 seconds and the 100 free with a time of 54.27 seconds.

Sam Roberts won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:26.76. Roberts also placed second in the 100 breast with a time of 1:10.00, also finishing just a half second out of the top spot. Brittany Vigar won the 500 free with a time of 5:22.66 placing first by .01 seconds.

Kirstin Walker was second in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:00.53 finishing just a second out of the top spot. Diorio was second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.88, just a half second out of first. Caitlin Cook was second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:11.09 and Alana Kane was second in the 100 with a time of 56.00 seconds.

Megan Ciampa was third in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 18:06.45

The Penguins return to action on Nov. 12 when they play host to Bowling Green at the Beeghly Natatorium.