Women's Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Grove City Classic

Women's Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Grove City Classic

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's swimming and diving team placed fifth at the Grove City Fall Classic in their season opener on Saturday.

Teams: 5
Location: Grove City, Pa.
Results: Behrend finished fifth out of five (88)

Event Moments:

* Marcella Puglia (Beaver Falls, PA/Blackhawk) was the top finisher in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle for the Lions. She was third (5:41.93) in the 500 and fifth in the 1650 (19:35.67). Puglia was also 15th in the 50 freestyle in 26.97
* Barbie Cessar (Slippery Rock, PA/Slippery Rock) also had a Top 10 finish for Behrend. She placed eighth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:41.64. Cessar clocked in at 2:29.96 for 14th in the 200 IM.
* Puglia, Cessar, Alison McClure (Loveland, OH/Milford) and Olivia Webster (Hopewell, PA/Hopewell) placed 10th in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:07.73
* In the diving portion, Alli Butler (Vienna, VA/George C. Marshall) was 7th on the 3m board (114.95) and 10th on the 1m board (97.35)

­Team Scores

1. Allegheny (1008)
2. Clarion (768)
3. Grove City (646)
4. Oberlin (124)
5. Penn State Behrend (88)

Next Up

* The Lions return to action on Saturday at Alfred State, beginning at 1 p.m.