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Swim, dive team falls to Vanderbilt

Nov. 11, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Vanderbilt defeated Marshall's Thundering Herd, 163-124, in a women's swimming and diving meet Saturday in Fitch Natatorium.

Kacey Preun won three events for Marshall. Preun placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:21.86), the 500-yard freestyle (5:05.81) and 200-yard individual medley (2:11.11).

Lauren Rone from Marshall won the three-meter and one-meter diving events.

Sarah Kay of the Thundering Herd was first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.08) and Madison Lawhorn won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:27.45).

VOLLEYBALL

HUNTINGTON -- UTEP visits Marshall at 1 p.m., Sunday, in Cam Henderson Center for an important Conference USA volleyball match.

UTEP, 16-11, 10-5 C-USA) has secured a spot in the conference tournament that begins Friday in Tulsa, Okla.

Marshall, 17-12 overall, is tied for sixth place at 7-8 with Memphis, SMU and Houston on the final day of the regular season. Three of those four teams will get in the tournament.

Senior Day festivities will be conducted for Marshall players Katy Schad and Andrea Snipes-Booker.

CROSS COUNTRY

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Marshall women's cross country runners all recorded career best times Friday in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Celia Leonard led Marshall in 50th place with a 6K time of 22:03 followed by Leslie Thomas (22:12), Kelley Mortakis (23:08), Alexandria Phares (23:48), Lauren Bartoldson (24:15), Julia Galloway (24:27) and Sammantha Stroker (24:56).

Marshall's men were led in their 10K by David Caldwell (32:15) and Ryan Bowser (32:30). Peter Starnes (32:13) was next followed by Brian Salmons (33:06), Jack Whitney (33:18) Caleb Bowen (34:10) and Jordan Brown-Stobbe (35:56).

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