November 15, 2012

Women's Swimming Ranks Third At Radford Invitational Thanks To 200-Free Relay Victory

RADFORD, Va. – The 200-free relay team finished first in the event and sophomore Erin Regan (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) swam in two "A" finals to lead the Mount St. Mary's women's swimming team to a third-place standing after the first day of the Radford Invitational on Thursday.

Anne Thelen (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons), Mollie Walsh (Havertown, Pa./Archbishop John Carroll), Courtney Griffith (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and Cat Coppler (Enfield, Conn./Enrico Fermi) teamed up to open the invitational with a win in the 200-free relay with a time of 1:37.38.

Regan finished third in the 500 free (5:08.42) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:12.75). The sophomore also swam the third leg of the fourth-place 400-medley relay (4:02.14). Coppler and Thelen swam the first two legs before Walsh anchored the event.

Griffith, who is swimming in her first event of the season, finished third in the 50 free (24.51). Coppler finished ninth in the 50 free (24.61) and Walsh was ninth in the event (24.78).

Campbell leads the three-day event with 335.5 points while Radford (253.5), the Mount (174), Millersville (166), UNC Ashville (109) and North Carolina A&T (60) round out the six-team field.

Mount St. Mary's returns to the pool in the second day of the Radford Invitational on Friday. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. and the finals are set for 6 p.m.