Marshall Swimming to Compete in Conference USA Championships

Special to HNN Provided by Herd Zone

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – The Marshall swimming and diving team heads to Atlanta to compete in the Conference USA Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, site of the 1996 Summer Olympics. The four-day meet begins at 6 p.m. (ET) Wednesday and concludes Saturday evening.

The Thundering Herd will square off against East Carolina, FIU, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice and Tulane, as well as Western Kentucky, a C-USA swim affiliate and future conference member.

Live stats will be available through Conference USA. Fans can also follow @Conference_USA on Twitter with the hashtag #CUSASWIM and on Facebook (/ConferenceUSA). Results will be posted on HerdZone.com at the completion of each session, and updates will be available via Twitter (@HerdSwimming).

HAVE YOU HERD?
Marshall posted a 3-7 record in dual meets this season and is coming off a loss to Bowling Green in which the Herd recorded 14 individual top-three finishes and 11 season best times.

Thirteen Marshall swimmers and three divers will compete at the C-USA Championships. Junior Kaley Gregory (Hurricane, W.Va) and senior Vera Niemeyer (Wuerselen, Germany) hold season fastest times for the Herd in three events. Gregory’s top times are in the distance freestyle events, the 500-, 1,000-, and 1,650-yard freestyle races. Niemeyer leads in the 100 and 200 backstroke, as well as the 200 individual medley.

Seniors Sarah Kay (Cape Town, South Africa) and Madison Lawhorn (Baltimore, Ohio) and freshman Chloe Parsemain (Foss ur Mer, France) lead Marshall in two events. Kay holds the fastest times in both butterfly events, while Lawhorn does the same for the breaststroke races, and Parsemain controls the 50 and 100 freestyle events.

Junior Kacey Preun (St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada) and freshman Teel Hartmann (Louisville, Ky.) fill out the Herd’s fastest season times, in the 200 freestyle and 400 individual medley, respectively.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The first session of the Championships begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. The following three days will feature two sessions per day, a trials session at 10 a.m. ET and finals at 6 p.m.

 

SESSION 1 | Day 1 Finals

Wed., Feb. 26 | 6 p.m. ET

 

200-yard Medley Relay
800-yard Freestyle Relay

 

SESSION 2 | Day 2 Trials

Thurs., Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. ET

500-yard Freestyle

200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle
3-meter Diving Prelims

3-meter Diving Semifinals

 

SESSION 3 | Day 2 Finals

Thurs., Feb. 27 | 6 p.m. ET

 

500-yard Freestyle
200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle
3-meter Diving
200-yard Freestyle Relay

SESSION 4 | Day 3 Trials
Fri., Feb. 28 | 10 a.m. ET

400-yard Individual Medley
100-yard Butterfly
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Breaststroke
100-yard Backstroke
1-meter Diving Prelims
1-meter Diving Semifinals

SESSION 5 | Day 3 Finals 
Fri., Feb. 28 | 6 p.m. ET

400-yard Individual Medley
100-yard Butterfly 
1-meter Diving
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Breaststroke
100-yard Backstroke 
400-yard Medley Relay

SESSION 6 | Day 4 Trials
Sat., March 1 | 10 a.m. ET

200-yard Backstroke
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
1650-yard Freestyle
Platform Diving Prelims
Platform Diving Semifinals

SESSION 7 | Day 4 Finals
Sat., March 1 | 6 p.m. ET

1650-yard Freestyle
Platform Diving
200-yard Backstroke
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
400-yard Freestyle Relay

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