Dukes Split a Pair of Decisions at Cancer Awareness Event
Oct. 29, 2011
Duquesne's swimming team split a pair of decisions in the first annual cancer awareness fundraiser with visiting CCSU and St. Francis.
The Dukes defeated St. Francis, 137.5 - 121.5 and fell to CCSU, 135 - 126 in an up and down battle that came down to the very last race.
The Dukes set the tone for an exciting event early as they won the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:56.95. Junior Miriam McGeath then went on to win the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.20 trailed closely behind by junior Hilary Hocson in second in 1:07.65. Freshman Line Lovberg followed that in the next race with a win in the 200 butterfly by over six seconds in 2:05.01.
McGeath also placed first in the 200 breaststroke in 2:24.10 and second in the 200 IM in 2:09.99 while Lovberg took first in the 100 butterfly by nearly two seconds in 58.26.
The Dukes return to action on Friday, Nov. 4 as they travel to Niagara for a 5:00 pm meet.
Thank you to SwimUtopia.com for streaming live video of the event. A video recap of the meet can be found HERE.