MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONS

Brown Invite - Day Two
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  12/01/2012

Kelly O'Connor
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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College Swimming & Diving
First Annual Brown University Invitational Day Two
Molloy finishes 7th in 200-freestyle
Rider men 6 of 6 / women 7 of 8

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--The Rider University men's and women's swimming and diving teams are competing in the first annual Brown Invite.

The three day event is taking place this weekend at the Bear's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatic Center

After day two, the Rider men remain in sixth place out of six teams with 173.5 points and the Rider women stayed in seventh place out of eight with 90 points.

For the Rider men, senior Brian Molloy (Toms River/Toms River East) placed seventh in the 200-yard freestyle finals (1:40.15).

The men's 800-yard freestyle relay team of Molloy, senior Johnny Funk (Las Vegas, Nev./Southeast Career & Tech. Academy), junior Sean Newhouse (Katy, Tex./Mortan Ranch) and sophomore Brett Pedersen (Sewell/St. Augustine Prep) placed seventh with a time of 6:49.58.

For the Rider women, the 200-yard medley relay team of senior Addie Oswald (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley), senior Kelly O'Connor (Beverly, Mass/Beverly), senior Carly Misiewicz (Vineland/Sacred Heart) and sophomore Carlee Oswald (Henderson, Nev./Green Lake) placed ninth (7:42.48).  In the women's 100-backstroke, Carlee Oswald swam for 18th in a time of 58.79.

Also for the Rider men, the 200-yard medley relay team of Funk, senior Julien Hensen (Delafield, Wisc./Kettle Moraine), sophomore Zach DeLillo (Reading, Pa./Wilson) and Pedersen finished in a tie for 10th place with the United States Military Academy. Both teams clocked in at 1:33.50.

Also the Rider women, 200-yard medley relay team of Kelly O'Connor, sophomore Gess Charniga (Kendall Park/South Brunswick) freshman Kaitlyn O'Connor (Beverly, Mass/Beverly) and senior Katlyn Andrews (Lawrenceville/Notre Dame) swam for 11th place in 1:48.46.

Kelly O'Connor also took 11th in the 400-yard individual medley (4:30.04).

Also for the Rider men, sophomore Shane Tubb (Swedesboro/St. Augustine Prep) earned an 11th place finish in the 100-yard butterfly finals (50.36), improving from his 14th place preliminary finish Saturday afternoon, where he swam a 50.57.

Hensen came in 15th in the men's 100-yard breaststroke (58.01) and freshman Adam Phillips (Springville, Pa/Elk Lake) came in 16th in the 100 breast (58.23).

Both the Princeton men and women still sit in the top spots after the second day. The men have 704 points and the women amassed 723.

For the men, Dartmouth is in second place behind Princeton with 548-points. The United States Military Academy (533.5) is in third, the host Bears are in fourth (345.5) and Columbia finished the day in fifth place with 339.5.

On the women's side, Yale (569) is behind Princeton in second with the Bears in third (436). Dartmouth capped off the evening in fourth place with 396-points with the United States Military Academy (251) coming in fifth. The New Hampshire women are in sixth place with 190-points and Columbia is in eighth behind Rider with 64-points.

Competition continues through Sunday.

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