Hokie Fall Invitational: Day 3 Recap

by Amanda Smith 0

November 24th, 2013 College, News, Previews & Recaps

The meet hosted by Virginia Tech rounded out last night with the 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, and the 400 freestyle contested.

Both Virginia Tech squads teamed up and took the invitational for the Hokies.

Full Results Here. 

1650 Freestyle


NCAA Qualifier in this event last season, Laurin Williams won an event for Ohio taking the 1650 in 16:36.24.

She had a good race with Victoria Mitchell of South Carolina, trading off the lead throughout the race with Williams. Mitchell was second, with a time of 16:36.24.


Jake Ores from Virginia Tech won the event in a B standard of 15:21.88. He was easily ahead of his next competitors Michael Lennon of UConn, whose winning time was 15:41.33.

200 Backstroke


Four women were separated by just .3 in the event, with all hitting the NCAA B standard. Sophia Rittenhouse from William and Mary used her 29.6 last 50 to take the event in 1:58.07.

Holly Harper from VT was second in 1:58.09. Her teammate Brittany Boone was third in 1:58.34, and Mitchell hit the pool again after her 1650 to finish fourth at 1:58.38.


Collin Higgins from Virginia Tech had the win tonight easily over the field in 1:44.93 earning him a B stndard.

William and Mary had the 2-3 spots with Will Manion and Justin Barden. Their times were 1:47.41 and 1:47.43, respectively.

100 Freestyle


Megan Howard finished off her individual events of the weekend with another win, here with a time of 49.83 (B standard). Virginia Tech’s Katarina Filova was also under :50, finishing second in a B cut as well in 49.91.

UConn was third with Chinyere Pigot in 50.11


A pair of 43’s were put up tonight. Kevin Leithold had the win in 43.56, with Joe Bonk of VT in second at 43.70. Both were NCAA B standards for the swimmers.

VT finished third and fourth, with Jan Switkowski and Lucas Bureau in 44.56 and 44.98

200 Breaststroke


Weronika Paulszek of VT just barely missed the A standard when she finishing in 2:08.54. That was just .25 off the A cut for this year, but she will easily make the meet with that time.

Her teammate from VT was third at 2:13.25, with a B cut as well. Amanda Rutqvist from South Carolina was second, 2:13.25 (B cut).


Owen Burns, VT, was the only sub 2:00 swim of the day here. He had the win and a B cut with a time of 1:58.55.

There was a battle for second with Andrew Straight (W&M) and Emmett Dignan (VT). Strait had it at the wall at 2:01.05, with Dignan in third at 2:01.52.

200 Butterfly


Maggie Gruber won the event at 2:00.10.

Jess Reinhart from Liberty was second in 2:01.58.


Morgan Latimer wrapped up his meet with a win in the 200 butterfly. He put up a solid 1:44.39, which is a B standard, to easily top the competition.

Second place finisher was Michael Flach of South Carolina in 1:46.61, and in third was Nick Tremols in 1:46.85. Both of them also achieved NCAA B standards.

400 Freestyle Relay


Virginia Tech had the final event win of the day for the women, finishing the relay in 3:23.14.

Holly Harper, 51.72, Katarina Filova, 49.74, Emily Ryczek, 51.01, and Margaret Parcell, 50.67, teamed up to win the event.


Latimer, 45.24, Joe Bonk, 43.46, Jan Switkowski, 44.04, and Burns, 43.40 teamed up take the final event for the Hokies in 2:56.14.

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Amanda Smith is a former swimmer at both Indiana and USC, where she earned a total of nine All-American honors at the NCAA Championships. Smith, a middle-distance specialist as a swimmer, was also 3-time USC School Record holder, a 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, and an Olympic Trials …

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