CHRISTIANSBURG, Va., Feb. 5, 2012 – With just over two weeks remaining until the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Championships, the James Madison women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its regular season action at the Virginia Tech Invitational at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center on Sunday.
JMU competed in five events on Sunday and placed at least one swimmer in the top five in all events. Sophomore Mary Gargula (Richmond, Va./James River) timed the sixth-fastest time in school history in the 200-yard breaststroke. She finished fourth with a time of 2:20.60.
Freshman Alex Charbeneau (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee) turned in a time of 2:08.06 to finish third in the 200-yard backstroke while junior Andrea Criscuolo (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant) came in fourth, timing a 2:22.54.
In the 200 butterfly, freshmen Aimee Hooper (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) and Melissa Criscuolo (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Hooper turned in a time of 2:06.92 with Criscuolo finishing a few second behind at 2:09.03.
Senior Catalina Mendieta (Parkland, Fla./Marjory Stoneman Douglas) scored fifth in the 100 freestyle with a 52.58.
Wrapping up the day for Madison, was freshman Sin Hye Won (Springfield, Va./West Springfield). The rookie timed a 2:09.76 to finish fifth in the 200-yard individual medley.
The Dukes will spend the next couple of weeks preparing for the conference championship meet, held Feb. 22-25 in Fairfax, Va., at the George Mason Aquatic and Fitness Center.
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