March 17, 2007

Huskies Swimmers Wrap Up NCAA Action

BUFFALO, NY- The Bloomsburg University 400-free relay team of Dianna Smith (West Grove/ Avon Grove), Allie Reed (Selinsgrove/Selinsgrove), Courtney Dean (Lancaster/Hempfield), and Jackie Gribbin (Richboro/Council Rock North) took 8th place, earning All-America honors at the NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday.

In addition, Smith placed 12th in the 100-free and broke her own school record in the process.

Smith finished in a time of 52.30, breaking her previous record of 52.31 set earlier this season at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships. Earlier in the day, Smith qualified for the finals by placing 15th in the prelims in a time of 52.65

Also in the prelims, sophomore Reed and senior Dean failed to qualify for the finals, placing 24th and 33rd respectively. Reed finished in a time of 53.44, while Dean finished in a time of 53.97.