CHRISTIANSBURG, Va., Feb. 6, 2011 – Senior Jackie Hartman (Williamsburg, Va./Bruton) won the 200-yard individual medley and sophomore Leah Webber (Midlothian, Va./MathSci at Clover Hill) won the 200-yard butterfly to highlight an all-around performance by the James Madison swimming and diving team at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Sunday.
The meet was held at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va.
Hartman, who owns the second-fastest time in school history in the 200 IM, finished the event in 2:09.15 to finish two seconds ahead of teammate senior Erika Lupacchino (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale). Lupacchino finished second with a time of 2:11.59.
The Dukes took the top three spots in the 200 fly with Webber leading the way with a time of 2:04.94. It was the sixth-fastest time in school history. Senior Carly Gibson (Bethesda, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) was second with a time of 2:05.68, the ninth-fastest time in school history. Sophomore Andrea Criscuolo (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant) finished third in a time of 2:07.59.
Freshman Addy Morrison (Williamsburg, Va./Bruton) turned in a career-best time of 2:22.25 in the preliminaries of the 200 breaststroke. It was the sixth-best time in school history. She finished second in the event.
Junior Catalina Mendieta (Parkland, Fla./Marjory Stoneman Douglas) finished third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.77. Senior Lisa Colapietro (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) touched the wall in a time of 54.65 to finish seventh.
Other top performances by the Dukes include sophomores Becca Senn (Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro) and Caroline Burns (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) finishing second and third in the 200-yard backstroke. Senn recorded a 2:05.75 while Burns finished in 2:05.95. Senn’s preliminary time of 2:04.78 was a career-best and the sixth-best time in school history.
JMU returns to the pool on Feb. 23-26 at the Jim McKay Natatorium in Fairfax, Va. for the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
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