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For the first time this season, the Rutgers swimming and diving team will be racing in unfamiliar territory. The Scarlet Knights travel to Boston tomorrow to begin the first of a four-meet road trip away from the confines of the RU Aquatic Center. “I think anytime you leave your home pool it is a different atmosphere,” said head coach Phil Spiniello.
Greta Leberfinger said dual meets are different from regular races. Rutgers will attempt to defeat Boston University tomorrow on the road.
When Brittany Guinee left the Somerset Hills (N.J.) YMCA to join the Loyola (Md.) University swim team for the 2010-11 season, reuniting with Greta Leberfinger never crossed her mind. “We definitely never thought we would end up together again,” Guinee said. “Especially because she didn’t come until a year after, but we’re definitely happy with how it all worked out.”
Senior Brittany Guinee transferred to Rutgers in 2011, soon reconnecting with a childhood friend, junior Greta Leberfinger, who joined the Knights last season.
Joanna Wu still remembers swimming as a little kid and her aspirations of one day racing at an elite level. The only setback was that she wasn’t very fast, finishing races towards the back of the lane.The outcomes led to some frustrating nights when she wondered if her dream could ever come true.
Sophomore Joanna Wu looks to continue success this year after an impressive rookie year. Wu aims to compete in the NCAAs.
There were high-fives all around from the Rutgers swimming and diving team following its second-place finish Sunday at the Frank Elm Invitational at the RU Aquatic Center. The Scarlet Knights finished with 1321.5 points during the three-day event, just behind Columbia, which totaled 1378.52 points. Army, Wagner, West Chester, Drexel, Villanova, Massachusetts, St. Peter’s and Boston University followed behind the Knights.
Sophomore Morgan Pfaff captured first in the 200-yard I.M. at the Frank Elm Invitational this weekend with a time of 2:04.69.
Season-best times are expected for the Rutgers swimming and diving team as it prepares to host the Frank Elm Invite at the Rutgers Aquatic Center this weekend. The Scarlet Knights (4-0) have had a strong start into the season, most recently avenging last year’s defeat to long-time rival Villanova on Nov. 9. The older swimmers look stronger than years past, and the freshman swimmers and divers have impressed.
Sophomore Joanna Wu earned one of her three first-place finishes this season Nov. 8 in the 1,000-meter freestyle.
Following a dominant performance this weekend, the Rutgers swimming and diving team finds itself right where it expected to be. The Scarlet Knights (4-0) recorded several season-best times Friday and Saturday at the home quad meet, where they defeated longtime rival Villanova. But head coach Phil Spiniello remains levelheaded despite the strong start.
Senior Allyson Perrotti is one of the many swimmers head coach Phil Spinello said has had success early in the season for RU.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team produced revenge this weekend with wins against three of its former conference rivals at the Rutgers Aquatic Center. The Scarlet Knights defeated Georgetown (1-6), 251-97, Seton Hall (4-4), 244-104 and Villanova, 217-130. The Knights hosted the two-day quad meet last season, but fell to the Wildcats.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team prepared to exact some revenge against a familiar foe. The Scarlet Knights host former Big East rivals Villanova, Georgetown and Seton Hall today and Saturday at the Rutgers Aquatic Center. Rutgers fell just short of winning the quad meet last year, as the Knights defeated the Hoyas (1-3) and Pirates (3-2) but fell just short to the Wildcats (1-4), 179-173.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team returns experience, but the incoming freshmen class could push the Scarlet Knights to new heights. The team returns 14 letterwinners from last season along with the entire 400 medley relay team that set a school record last season. The Knights also have seven freshmen, which will add depth to an already talented squad. The new swimmers have shown they can compete.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team entered the new season facing high expectations. Two events into their campaign, the Scarlet Knights proved they are up to the task. The Knights posted several top-five finishes Oct. 19 in the Sonny Werblin Invitational. Rutgers most recently won its first dual meet of the season last Friday, defeating visiting Wagner, 181-119 at the Rutgers Aquatic Center.
Senior Allyson Perrotti captured the 400 individual medley against Wagner last weekend at the RU Aquatic Center.
After an impressive performance at the Sonny Werblin Invitational last weekend, the Rutgers swimming and diving team looks to translate that success to the first dual meet of the season. The Scarlet Knights open their competitive schedule today against Wagner at the RU Aquatic Center. “There is a different mindset that we are going to need to have going into a dual meet,” said head coach Phil Spiniello “We are going to have to show up and race.”
For the Rutgers swimming and diving team, its first meet provided a positive start to the season. The Scarlet Knights impressed at the two-day Sonny Werblin Invitational, which began Friday. “Normally it’s pretty hard to get into the groove in the first meet of the season, but as a whole the team did pretty well,” said senior swimmer Mary Moser. Saturday featured a solid performance from Rutgers as the team completed several top-five finishes.
Senior Mary Moser finished first in the 100 butterfly with a finishing time of 57:52. She also placed second in the 200 butterfly event.