Swimming teams finish strong at Matt Gribble Invitational in Miami

January 10, 2005

Coral Gables, Fla. -- The Penn State men's and women's swimming teams wrapped up their Florida Training Trip with strong finishes at the Matt Gribble Invitational as the men took first, and the women took second on the campus of the University of Miami.

The Nittany Lion men dominated a field of four with 1,032 team points followed by Virginia Tech (437), Michigan State (305) and Vassar College (105).

The 16th-ranked Penn State women finished second behind No. 3 Florida (1,298) with 793. Colorado State was third (341), Miami took fourth (202), Michigan State was fifth (114), Virginia Tech took sixth (111), Vassar College finished seventh (65) and Florida International came in eighth (45).

The Nittany Lion women came away with a win in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 44.94 seconds, while sophomore Margy Keefe (Cincinnati, Ohio) won the 500 freestyle in 4:55.60.

Ten women finished in the Top 3 of their events during the day.

Seven Penn State men took home individual first-place finishes in the Nittany Lions win.

The 800 freestyle relay team started it with a win in 7:05.71. Freshman Sean Biedermann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won the 200 freestyle (1:42.74), senior Daryl Northrop (Verona, N.J.) took first in the 100 freestyle (48.57), junior Shawn McLin (Sinking Spring, Pa.) finished first in the 200 backstroke (1:55.90), freshman Kyle Miranda (Louisville, Colo.) won the 200 breaststroke (2:07.67), senior Dustin Thompson (Munster, Ind.) took first in the 500 freestyle (4:42.90), junior Chris Ippoliti (Berwyn, Pa.) finished first in the 100 butterfly (52.07) and freshman Josh Graham (Newport News, Va.) won the 400 IM (4:15.93).

The Penn State men and women now have off until they hold their Senior Day versus Rutgers on Jan. 22.

Women

1. No. 3 Florida, 1,298
2. No. 16 Penn State, 793
3. Colorado State, 341
4. Miami, 202
5. Michigan State, 114
6. Virginia Tech, 111
7. Vassar College, 65
8. Florida International, 45

Men

1. Penn State, 1,032
2. Virginia Tech, 437
3. Michigan State, 305
4. Vassar College, 105

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