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RELEASE DATE: 11/20/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cassie Griger qualifies for PSAC Championship in 100 fly at Pidgeon Memorial meet

INDIANA,PA – Cassie Griger’s PSAC qualifying time in the 100 butterfly capped a successful day for the Mansfield University women’s swim team at the John Pidgeon Memorial meet at IUP Friday.

A freshman, Griger posted a time of 1:03.14 cutting a stunning 2.41 seconds off her preliminary time early in the day to qualify for the PSAC Championship.

Mansfield also got strong individual performance from Liz Stanton who was seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.04) and Taylor Zilinek who was eighth in the 400 IM. Zilinek was also ninth in the 100 back (1:04.14). Christine Gillies finished 10th in the 200 free (2:06.24)

Mansfield’s 200 medley relay (Zilineck, Stanton, Griger, Emily Staib) was fifth (2:01.65) as was the Mountaineers 800 free relay team (Gillies, Megan Smickley, Griger, Lindsey Gregg).

Mansfield ended the day in fifth place in the team standings with 296 points.

The competition concludes Saturday.



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