Somerville Captures 1650 Free Title at Terp Cup
Nov. 19, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - After the dust settled at the 2006 Terp Cup on the campus of the University of Maryland, the Villanova Wildcats' women's swimming and diving team finished in fourth place, just behind the host Terrapins.
Senior Jenny Somerville led the 'Cats with a first place finish in the 1650 free event, closing with a time of 16:34.10, 12 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.
Also doing well individually for the Wildcat women was Kristina Lennox (Lake Forest, Ill.), who came in third in the 200 butterfly (2:03.28). Annie Kelly (Newton, Mass.) posted a sixth place finish in the 200 butterfly event with a time of 2:04.56 in the finals. Sarah Czar (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) also finished sixth in the 100 free with a time of 51.55.
On the men's side, the 'Cats got two good individual performances on the final day of competition. The first coming from freshman AJ Mak (Warren, N.J.) in the 1650 freestyle, where he finished 15th. Jonathon Spinlder looged a 16th place finish in the 200 butterfly (1:57.55) to pace Villanova on the final day.
When all the scores had been totaled, the women came out in fourth place with 349 points. West Virginia won the women's competition followed by Kansas and Maryland.
For the men, West Virginia also came out on top, 140 points ahead of second place NC State. The Wildcats finished 12th as a team.