Red and Blue Places 8th of 11 at Akron Invite

Dec. 5, 2004

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The Duquesne University women's swimming team placed eighth of 11 teams at the 2004 Akron Invitational. Junior Jillian Rupinski set two school records during the three-day event, swimming a 1:06.35 in Saturday's 100-yard breaststroke preliminaries before setting a new school record in the 200-yard breaststroke on Sunday, finishing third in 2:23.71. The 200-yard breststroke record was the Univeristy's oldest standing record which dated back to 1999.

Fellow junior Sarah Breisinger set a new school record as well, breaking her previous record in the 200-yard backstroke on Sunday with a time of 2:07.08. Duquesne's 200-yard medley relay team of Breisinger, Rupinski, Laura Kephart and Deidre Rodeheaver also set a new school standard, finishing third in 1:48.32.

The Red and Blue conclude the first half of their season and will head to Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Tuesday, Dec. 28 for Christmas break training.




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