Men's Swim Team Finishes First at 2007 Zippy Invitational

Freshman Lindsey Barton turned in a school record time (17:21.64) in her third-place finish in the 1650 freestyle event at the 2007 Zippy Invitational

Freshman Lindsey Barton turned in a school record time (17:21.64) in her third-place finish in the 1650 freestyle event at the 2007 Zippy Invitational

Dec. 3, 2007


AKRON, Ohio - The Xavier men's and women's swimming teams wrapped up competition at the 2007 Zippy Invitational Sunday evening with the men finishing in first place out of the 11-team field. The Musketeer women's team took fourth place overall for the weekend out of nine teams. Two more program records were broken Sunday, one each from both the men's and women's teams.

For the men, freshman John Buckley turned in a school-record time of 2:05.71 in the 200 breaststroke event, which was good for a first-place finish. Buckely also swam a leg of the fourth-place finishing 400 freestyle relay team (3:09.56).

Redshirt-sophomore Sam Gray touched second in the 1650 freestyle (16:51.45) while senior Nico Lilly placed fifth (17.15.57) in the same event. In the 200 backstroke, sophomore Mickey Hafertepe placed fifth with a time of 1:56.94 and freshman Nathan Green picked up a fifth place finish in the 100 freestyle (47.26).

Freshman John Roof took first place in the 200 butterfly (1:54.78) and senior Brian Stromberg placed fifth (1:58.75) in the same event.

On the women's side, freshman Lindsey Barton's third-place finish in the 1650 freestyle event was good for a new Xavier program record time (17:21.64). Freshman Kari Peglar finished seventh in the same event with a time of 17:32.56, the second-best time in program history.



Junior Mary Catherine Mahon touched fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:07.70) and sophomore Martha Cutter-Wilson placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.28).

Peglar and Suba teamed with sophomore Alison Johnson and freshman Ashley Sohngen to take fifth place in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:33.75.

Next up for the swim teams is the annual spring training trip. The Musketeers will be traveling to Coral Springs, Fla. during the first week of January and will compete in a spring training meet sometime over the course of the trip. Please continue to check for the latest updates and results.

Final Team Rankings

Place School                                          Points
     1 OHIO UNIVERSITY                           1588.5
     2 UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO                  1289  
     3 ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY             1167  
     4 XAVIER                                                   1073  
     5 CLARION UNIVERSITY                       926.5
     6 THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON               919  
     8 SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY               456  
     9 BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY                 344  
     10 NIAGARA UNIVERSITY                      210  
     11 ALMA COLLEGE                               33 

Place School                                          Points
     1 XAVIER                                                   1390  
     2 CLARION UNIVERSITY                       1322  
     3 ST. BONAVENTURE                           1247  
     4 SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY               1056  
     5 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY                     945  
     6 UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO                   892.5
     7 NIAGARA UNIVERSITY                        675  
     8 BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY                  668.5
     9 ALMA COLLEGE                                 74