Radford Invitational Day Two Update; Friday's Prelims Complete

Radford Invitational Day Two Update; Friday's Prelims Complete

Radford, Va. -- The Youngstown State swimming and diving team had a busy second morning the Radford Highlander Invitational on Friday. The Penguins competed in five events on the day.

In the team race, the Guins are third with179 points. Georgia Southern is in first place with 255 points while Campbell is second with 200.

Sophomore Sam Roberts, who won the 200 IM on Thursday, was sixth in the 400 IM preliminaries with a time of 4:49.51. Also in the 400 IM, freshman Laura Paz was ninth (4:51.91), sophomore Rachel Harbarger was 10th (4:53.26), freshman Megan Ciampa was 11th (4:53.72) and freshman Brittany Vigar was 12th (5:11.31).

Roberts placed third in the prelims of the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.74. Freshman Angela Diorio also made the top final with a seventh-place time of 1:12.07.

YSU qualified two for the finals in the 100-yard butterfly. Junior Nishani Cicilson was sixth at 1:00.52 and Paz was seventh at 1:00.56. Senior Caitlin Cook just missed a spot in the top eight placing ninth with a time of 1:01.12.

Junior Kirstin Walker was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle prelims with a time of 1:59.07 while Audy Grubbs was ninth at 2:00.21.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Cicilson was fifth with a time of 1:01.78 to lead the Guins in that event.
The finals of those events are set for this evening at 6 o'clock.
YSU's Friday Prelim Results

Event 8 400 IM
Sam Roberts 6th 4:49.51
Laura Paz 9th 4:51.91
Rachel Harbarger 10th 4:53.26
Megan Ciampa 11th 4:53.72
Brittany Vigar 13th 5:07.90
Kaite Wolf 16th 5:11.31

Event 9 100 Fly
Nishani Cicilson 6th 1:oo.52
Laura Paz 7th 1:00.56
Caitlin Cook 9th 1:01.12
Sam Roberts 21st 1:03.11

Event 10 200 Free
Kirstin Walker 6th 1:59.07
Audy Grubbs 9th 2:00.21
Alana Kane 16th 2:03.32
Brittany Vigar 20th 2:05.32

Event 11 100 Breast
Sam Roberts 3rd 1:08.74
Angela Diorio 7th 1:12.07
Liseli Baich 15th 1:14.35

Event 12 100 Back
Nishani Cicilson 5th 1:01.78
Laura Paz 13th 1:03.54
Angela Diorio 15th 1:04.01
Caitlin Cook 19th 1:04.87
Rachel Harbarger 24th 1:05.90