By Kevin Wegman
November 8, 2012
The Lock Haven Women’s Swimming Team was defeated by the East Stroudsburg Warriors at Zimmerli Hall last Saturday afternoon with an end result of 85-120.
Joel Blesh, a Lock Haven University Graduate and Lock Haven native, was named head coach recently and welcomed with a huge applause before the event.
Blesh was a 10-time NCAA National Championship qualifier from 2005-2007 and three-time honorable mention All-American.
The Lady Eagles managed to place first in four events throughout the afternoon with two individual wins from Brittany Rehrig (Wilmington, Del./ Charter School of Wilmington) in the 100 freestyle (53.75) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.11).
Rehrig also took first in the 200 freestyle relay with help of Kristen Capretti (Lebanon, PA./Cedar Crest), Carley Nitchie (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air), and Laura Stephens ( West Chester/Univ. of Vermont) with an impressive time of 1:41.06.
Stephens and Capretti placed first in the 200 medley relay along with Kristin Taylor (Dillsburg, PA./ Northern York) and Kayla Schnars (Howard, PA./Bellefonte) with a time of 1:53.95.
“We’re satisfied,” said Rehrig after the match-up. “We left it all in the pool and it was a good practice for our invitational. You can’t let a lose get to you.”
The Lady Eagles will travel to Indiana, PA for their next invitational on Thursday, November 15, at 11 a.m. against the Crimson Hawks.
Kevin Wegman is a senior majoring in communications and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.