Swimming Finishes Third at FIU Invite
Jan. 7, 2014
Duquesne's swimming team wrapped up its Florida training trip by placing third of 10 teams at the Florida International Invitational. The Dukes tallied 387 team points, finishing behind winner New Mexico (554 points) and host Florida International (458 points).
"The ladies did exactly what I hoped they would do at the invite ... they got up and raced," said head coach David Sheets. With 10 days straight of intense training sometimes it is hard to get up for a meet like this."
"I think this is what is starting to separate this team from most of the others I've had here at Duquesne," Sheets continued. They are learning to seize their opportunities for racing and competing. This mentality will help us grow as we move closer to February."
Meghan Smith accounted for 72 team points, placing first of 47 swimmers in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.16, first of 82 swimmers in the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 59.92, second of 64 swimmers in the 100 butterfly in 58.14 and fourth of 50 in the 50 breast in 31.21.
Samantha Ray tallied 54 team points with her second place showing of 64 swimmers in the 100 free with a time of 53.45, her fourth place finish of 84 swimmers in the 50 free in 24.74, her eighth place of 81 in the 50 butterfly in 26.91 and her eighth place of 64 in the 100 butterfly in 59.86.