CUA Competes at Navy for First Meet of 2007-08

CUA Competes at Navy for First Meet of 2007-08


CUA Competes at Navy for First Meet of 2007-08
Freshmen swim well against tough competition


ANNAPOLIS, Md. -  The Catholic University men's and women's swim team competed at the Navy Quad meet in their first competition of the season Saturday afternoon.  Swimming against all Division I programs, the meet was a challenge for the Cardinals who had a number of solid performances on the day.

For the women, freshman Lisa Brooks (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) had the best all-around day in her first intercollegiate meet.  Brooks had the top finish of the day for both squads taking fifth in two events.  She clocked a 1:19.19 in the 100 breast and a 2:53.14 in the 200 breast.  Senior Lauren Wood (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) used her experience to also lead the Cards with three solid races.  Wood was sixth in the 50 free (28.88), seventh in the 100 free (1:04.36) and tenth in the 100 fly with a time of 1:13.93.

Rounding out the best performances of the meet was junior Krystal Dole (Corbin, Ky./Model) who places tenth in both the 50 free (29.63) and the 100 free (1:06.01).  Dole was also 12th in the 200 free swimming to a 2:23.47.

The men were led by a trio of freshmen who all were competing in their first college meet.  Sean Murphy (North Attleboro, Mass./Bishop Feehan) had the best overall day taking seventh in the 200 fly with a 2:27.89 and eighth in the 100 fly clocking a 1:06.57.  Brian Jones (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) also posted solid times with two eight place finishes.  Jones swam a 2:06.24 in the 200 free and a 4:31.73 in the 400 free.  He was also tenth in the 100 free with a time of 57.43.  Brian Shelton (Annadale, N.J./North Hunterdon) was the final frosh to make an impact for the Cards.  Shelton was ninth overall in the 200 breast (2:38.12) and 11th in the 100 breast (1:11.73)

The Cardinals will have a week off before hosting their first meet of the season on Friday.  They will welcome American and George Washington Universities to the DuFour Center for a competition beginning at 6 p.m.