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Senior swimmer Trisha Averill enjoyed three first-place finishes
Friday against James Madison. Averill captured the 100- and
200-yard breaststroke titles against the Dukes, and she won the
200-yard individual medley. The Knights’ loss to James Madison was
the first of two defeats in as many days in Virginia.

Rutgers drops two meets to spoil unbeaten mark

The Rutgers swimming and diving team entered the state of Virginia with no losses. It left with two Saturday, losing to both James Madison and Richmond in consecutive days. While the defeats ended the Scarlet Knights’ chance at a perfect season, head coach Phil Spiniello was satisfied with the way the team performed in the pool. “We came out of this weekend with two losses. However, there are a lot of positives that came out of the two meets,” Spiniello said.

Junior captain?Katie Kearney is battling a shoulder injury, but
she finished third last week in the 1-meter dive against

Knights welcome pair of in-state foes to RU

There is a different feeling around the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center for the Rutgers swimming and diving team’s second home meet. “The team has been working extremely hard this week,” said head coach Phil Spiniello. “The energy level is high, and you can tell they are definitely gearing up to have a great meet at home.”

Senior Jacquelyn Ward posted four first-place finishes last year
at the Sonny Werblin Invitational, where the Scarlet Knights
compete today in their first intrasquad meet. The event is Rutgers’
first since the Big?East Championships, where it finished seventh
out of 11 conference teams.

Knights prepare for final tune-up before campaign

With the season around the corner, the Rutgers swimming and diving team looks to get a jump on the challenge presented by competing in the Big East. Head coach Phil Spiniello wants to see one thing when his team hits the water in its intrasquad meet today at the Rutgers Aquatic Center. “I want to see learning,” Spiniello said.

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