UWM Women Open Action At Falcon Invitational
Dec. 4, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's swimming team opened competition Friday at the Falcon Invitational with several season-best performances. The non-scoring meet has Milwaukee competing in the same division as St. Cloud State, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, MSU Mankato, Minnesota, MSU Moorhead and the University of South Dakota.
"We had a very solid meet from top to bottom today," UWM assistant coach Kyle Clements said. "We had a lot of season-bests and some lifetime bests and really put together some great relays. The team was prepared to swim today and it showed."
Niespodzany established a season-best in the 500 freestyle, taking third in 5:06.20. Watson's season-best came in the 100 butterfly, where she touched the wall in 59.44 to take third. Freshman teammate Randee Cardinal was right behind in that race, taking fourth in 59.64.
Gross contributed in the 500 free and 200 freestyle as well, taking fifth in the 500 (5:11.15) and fourth in the 200 free in a season-best 1:56.32.
Watson was the top finisher for UWM in the 50 free, taking fifth in a season-best 24.54. Sophomore Maggie Pease established a career-best in the 100 backstroke, placing sixth in a time of 1:00.85.
The meet concludes with day two Saturday. Morning preliminaries start at 10 a.m.