Nov. 20, 2016
FINAL TEAM RANKINGS:
1. Akron (1709)
2. Duquesne (1355)
3. Xavier (884)
4. Cleveland State University (800.5)
5. Youngstown State (567)
6. George Washington University (453.5)
7. Saginaw Valley State (229.5)
8. Colgate (201)
9. Saint Francis U (149)
10. Indiana University of PA (142)
11. California University of PA (87.5)
12. Fairmont State University (77)
13. West Virginia University-Tech (35)
14. University of the Cumberlands (16)
The Duquesne swimming team finished second of 14 teams in the Magnus Cup Invitational held in Cleveland, Ohio over the weekend.
Akron took first place, with Xavier, Cleveland University and Youngstown State rounding out the top five finishers.
DAY 1 RESULTS:
Lauren Devorace took third place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:00.24. Summer Svitavsky finished fourth behind Devorace with a time of 5:00.55.
Kayla Owens placed fourth in the 200-yard individual medley, finishing in 2:03.94.
DAY 2 RESULTS:
Lexi Santer’s 4:23.40 finish in the 400-yard individual medley gave the Dukes a second place finish.
Abigail Stauffer went on to take fourth place in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:04.24.
DAY 3 RESULTS:
In the 100-yard individual medley, Emily Thirion took third place with a time of 58.69, with Stauffer (59.46) and Devorace (59.67) following in fourth place and fifth place.
McKnight had a fourth place finish for Duquesne in the 50-yard butterfly, finishing in 25.75.
Owens went on to take second in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing in 2:15.91, an NCAA "B" cut time.
COACH SHEETS QUOTE:
“Our second place finish at the Magnus Cup was a testament to our team depth. Although we didn’t have the fastest swimmers we had a lot of good swims from a lot of the ladies on the team. We are definitely not where we want to be, but we made some very good progress at this meet. The potential is there we just have to keep working together, challenging each other and focusing on the little things. With this meet in the books, the team will enjoy some well-deserved time away from campus for the holiday.”
The Dukes will compete January 3rd in the Orange Bowl Classic in Key Largo, Fla at 12 p.m.