The University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving team posted three top-three finishes tonight at the Georgia Fall Invitational in Athens, Ga. The Golden Gophers stand in second after the first day of the event.
Minnesota's relays posted the strongest showings of the day, highlighted by a second-place finish by the 200 Free Relay team of Sarah Perrott, Sarah Bohlsen, Sara Vine, and Katy Coombe. The squad finished behind host Georgia with a time of 1:44.93. The Golden Gophers also had teams finish fourth and seventh in the event. Minnesota had three top-seven finishes in the 400 Medley Relay. Megan Moore, Melissa Schold, Bohlsen and Coombe took third place with a time of 4:12.03. UM also placed fifth and seventh in the relay event.
Individually, three Golden Gophers finished in the top eight in the 50 Free with Coombe in fourth (26.16), Vine in fifth (26.48) and Perrott in eighth (26.98). Rounding out the individual finals was Abby Ruess' sixth-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:19.88.
In the diving pool, Minnesota had three finish in the top five in one- meter diving with Abbie Bowden in second with 270.90. In fourth and fifth, respectively, were Rebecca Cornthwaite and Shannon Jackson.
The Georgia Fall Invitational continues through Sunday, Dec. 7, in Athens, Ga.
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Georgia Fall Invitational
Athens, Ga. * Dec. 5-7, 2003
Team Standings after day one
1. Georgia 416
2. Minnesota 260
3. Penn State University 243
4. Georgia Tech 115
5. Alabama 56