Harold Anderson Invitational
Rhode Island Rams vs. Assumption College Greyhounds, Bryant University Bulldogs, College of the Holy Cross Crusaders, University of Maine Black Bears and Providence College Friars
Tootell Aquatics Center - Kingston, R.I.
The University of Rhode Island Rams swimming and diving team won the Harold Anderson Invitational for the 10th year in a row with 920.5 points.
Assumption College finished in second place with 651 points, followed by Providence (604), Bryant (566), Maine (371.5) and Holy Cross (296).
Highlights From the Pool
- The Rhody women opened up strong in the 400-yard medley relay, with the team of Lauren Folkert, Carly DeLiberty, Caitlin Guccione and Grace Kneller finishing in first place with a time of 3:50.34.
- Freshman Caitlin Guccione (57.44) and senior Bridget Whalen (57.89) finished first and second, respectively, in the 100-yard butterfly. Guccione also won the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.77).
- Whalen won the 200-yard individual medley with a personal-best 2:08.68.
- The Rams took first and third place in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Folkert, Whalen, Caitlyn Blake and Alexandra Brow won with a time of 1:38.38.
- Senior Maria Smirnov won both 1-meter diving and 3-meter diving. She scored 234.15 in 1-meter diving and 254.40 in 3-meter diving.
- Rhode Island also took the top-two spots in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Folkert, DeLiberty, Guccione and Eliza Anderson won with a 1:46.46.
- Carly DeLiberty won the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:05.61. Sophomore Nicole Petta finished third with a 1:07.42.
- Junior Hannah Homans won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.22.
- Lauren Folkert won her team-leading seventh solo event on the season, taking the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.42. Homans finished second with a 2:03.12.
- The Rams ended the meet by taking first and second place in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Words from Coach Mick Westkott
"This was a great meet for us because the team really got a chance to swim some fast times. It is a tribute to the work they have put in this fall and it gave them a chance to show off their great potential."
Carly DeLiberty and Nicole Petta will be heading to Atlanta, Ga. in a week-and-a-half to compete at the AT&T USA Winter Nationals. As a team, the Rams leave for their winter training trip in Sarasota, Fla. on Dec. 29.