January 12, 2013

Coppler Wins Two Events In Loss To Duquesne

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Duquesne defeated Mount St. Mary's 149-105 in non-conference women's swimming action on Saturday.

Cat Coppler (Enfield, Conn./Enrico Fermi) paced the Mount with two first-place finishes and a second-place standing on the afternoon. The junior won the 200 free (2:11.05) and the 50 free (28.09) before finishing second in the 100 free (1:00.04).

Courtney Griffith (Westminster, Md./Westminster) won the 100 back (1:08.48) and finished second in the 200 back (2:31.22) and the 100 fly (1:07.36) while Erin Regan (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) placed second in the 200 fly (2:28.05) and the 400 free (4:41.85). Mollie Walsh (Havertown, Pa./Archbishop John Carroll) was second in the 50 free (28.10).

With the Dukes exhibitioning the final two events, Amanda Malmstrom (Silver Spring, Md./Owen J. Roberts) won the 200 IM (2:44.55) and Victoria Shaw (Malvern, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) placed second in the event (2:52.70). 

Coppler, Walsh, Anne Thelen (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) and Regan teamed up to win the final event in the 400-free relay (4:10.15) while Griffith, Thelen, Walsh and Regan placed second in the 200-medley relay (2:05.00).

The event was the Mount's first event since the tri-meet against James Madison and Radford on Dec. 1. After the meet against Duquesne, the Mount will have two meets remaining before the Northeast Conference Championships.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action on at Catholic. Meet starts at 6 p.m.