Roberts Wins 200-Yard Breaststroke; YSU Has Nine Second-Place Finishes

Youngstown -- Youngstown State freshman Samantha Roberts (Spencer, Ind.) won the 200-yard breaststroke and the Penguins had nine second-place individual finishes in a dual meet against Ohio on Friday at the Beeghly Center Natatorium. The Bobcats won the event 146-94.

Roberts' time lowered her school record to 2:27.31, which she had established in the Penguins' last competition in November. She placed second with a time of 2:19.34 in the 200 IM.

In the 200-yard butterfly, junior Caitlin Cook placed second with a time of 2:13.32 just being out touched by Deidre Geroni by six one-hundredths of a second. Sophomore Nishani Cicilson was another Penguin who just missed out on an individual first-place finish. Cicilson posted a time of 24.84 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle losing by .53 to Lauren Funk.

Audria Grubbs placed second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.68; sophomore Kirstin Walker was second by .37 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.07 seconds and freshman Amanda Ritzenthaler placed second with a time of 2:20.18 in the 200-yard backstroke.

In the diving competitions, freshman Casey Hill finished second in both the one-meter and three-meter. She posted a score of 226.79 in the one meter and a 215.78 in the three meters.

On Senior Day, senior Hilary Barrett finished third in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:07.45 while placing fourth in the 500 free with a time of 5:29.32.

The Penguins return to action on Saturday, Jan. 16, when they travel to Saint Francis (Pa.)