MEET NOTES: Rutgers swim and dive to host Wagner

The Rutgers swimming and diving team returns to the pool for its first competitive dual meet of the season against Wagner on Friday, Oct. 31 at the RU Aquatics Center. The meet is set for a 4 p.m. start.

PROMOTIONS
Fans in attendance will have a chance to enter a raffle to win a Rutgers Prize Pack. The pack includes a swim cap signed by the Scarlet Knights. Raffle will take place during the second intermission of the contest.

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Rutgers welcomes all swimming and diving letterwinners back to the Banks to participate in the Alumni Meet. Starting at 9:30 a.m., alumni will have the chance to jump back into the water and partake in some fun competition.

Wagner – Oct. 31, 4 p.m.
Real-time Results

The first session of the day will start off with the 200 medley relay and will wrap up with the 1-meter diving event. After a short intermission, the teams will face off in the 100 free. The second session will conclude with 3-meter diving. The final session of the day will consist of the 400 I.M. and the 200 free relay.

LAST TIME OUT – HOME OPENER

The Scarlet Knights kicked off the season hosting the annual Sonny Werblin Invite, featuring Bridgeport, St. Peter’s and Southern Connecticut State. In the meet, Rutgers finished first in 12 out of 14 events. RU claimed the top three spots in a total of four events, including the 100 breast, 200 breast, 100 fly and 400 I.M. The relay teams performed exceptionally well, grabbing the top-two spots in the 200 medley and the 400 free relays.

In diving, freshman Addy Walkowiak (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) took first with a score of 289.28, followed by sophomore Alyssa Black (Middletown, N.Y.) in second with a 264.45 result.

SCOUTING WAGNER

Wagner finished its 2013-14 campaign with a 11-1 overall dual record and a 5-0 Northeast Conference mark, claiming the NEC regular season title. The Seahawks are currently undefeated with a 5-0 record to start the season. In its last time out, the squad swept a quad meet at Iona College, which included host Iona, St. Francis-Brooklyn and Sacred Heart.

On Tuesday, freshman diver Sam Lavrich was named NEC Diver of the Week after a top notch performance against Central Connecticut University. Lavrich earned first place in the 3-meter dive and second in the 1-meter dive for a total score of 208.75.

Head coach Colin Shannahan is in his fourth season at the helm of the program.

SERIES VS. WAGNER

Rutgers dominated Wagner last season with a 181-119 victory over the Seahawks. A year prior, the Scarlet Knights also finished with an impressive 174-117 final mark.

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College Swimming News courtesy of  Rutgers swimming and diving.

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