Marco Ferraro finished second in the 500 free at the Purdue Invitational.
Nov. 10, 2006
WEST LAYFAYETTE, IND. - The University of Utah men's swimming and diving team completed day one at the Purdue Invitational on Friday. In an invitational that features four separate dual meets, Utah leads Louisville and trails Georgia, Penn State and Purdue. "The guys are competing with a championship field," states Head Coach Michael Litzinger. "It is real exciting to compete in this event and we are doing well."
Utah turned in strong performances by Andrew Cole in the 200 back, finishing fifth with a time of 1:51.99. Also Marco Ferraro placed second in the 500 free with his time of 4:33.97. Diver Andrew Jones finished seventh in the three-meter diving and the Utes finished fourth in the 200-medley relay to highlight day one.
The two-day invitational will finish on Saturday, November 11. "Tomorrow is another big day for us and we expect to continue and compete well and try to make up some ground on the teams we trail and hold our lead on Louisville," comments Litzinger
Scores from the first day of competition:
University of Utah 108.00 University of Louisville 58.00
University of Georgia 122.00 University of Utah 45.00
Purdue University 129.00 University of Utah 38.00
Penn State University 115.00 University of Utah 52.00
Penn State University 86.00 Purdue University 81.00
University of Georgia 102.00 Penn State University 65.00
Penn State University 127.00 University of Louisville 39.00
University of Georgia 88.00 Purdue University 79.00
Purdue University 139.00 University of Louisville 27.00
University of Georgia 127.00 University of Louisville 37.00