Stevens Women Bested by DI Foe

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (October 26, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology women’s swimming team fell in a tightly contested dual-meet at NCAA Division I foe Saint Peter’s Saturday afternoon. The Ducks were led by two wins from junior standout Brittany Geyer.

This marked the second competition of the year for the Ducks, but the first that was scored, putting the Ducks at 0-1 on the year.

The Ducks opened the meet by taking second and third in the 200-yard medley relay. Sophomore Katlyn Christenson, junior Brittany Geyer, junior Sharon Rooker and sophomore Jennifer Rutledge teamed for the No. 2 spot, turning in a time of 1:52.90.

Sophomore Elizabeth Heinbach and freshman Claire Hendershot went two-three in the 1,000-yard freestyle with time of 10:56.82 and 11:08.94, while Danielle Caruso turned in possibly the swim of the day for the Ducks in the 200-yard freestyle. The rookie clocked a 1:56.75 and finished first.

Rutledge and April Lawson were second and third in the in the 50-yard freestyle (25.36, 25.76), with Geyer earning Stevens’ second top-spot of the day in the 200-yard individual medley thanks to a 2:13.96.

Junior Maria McClure pocketed a third with her 1:02.36 in the 100-yard butterfly to pace the Ducks in that event, and junior April Lawson was second with a 100-yard freestyle (55.33). Rooker and Hendershot finished in second and third place in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 1:03.13 and 1:03.67, and Caruso carded a second place in the 500-yard freestyle, turning in a 5:13.27.

Geyer’s second victory of the day came in the 100-yard breaststroke and sophomore Elena Piper was third. The duo recorded times of 1:08.77 and 1:11.54, respectively.

In the final event, Rutledge, junior Nicole Miller, Lawson and Caruso earned a win, finishing the 400-yard freestyle with a time of 3:42.48 and sending the Ducks home on a high note.

Stevens will return to action at the New York University Fall Invitational slated for November 8 and 9 in New York, N.Y.

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Hannah Saiz fell into a pool at age eleven and hasn't climbed out since. She attended Kenyon College, won an individual national title in the 2013 NCAA 200 butterfly, and post-graduation has seen no reason to exit the natatorium. Her quest for continued chlorine over-exposure has taken her to Wisconsin …

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