Black Knights Set For First Winter Invitational

Head Coach Mickey Wender

Head Coach Mickey Wender

Nov. 21, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y.  – The Army swimming and diving team will return to action this weekend when the Black Knights travel to Piscataway, N.J., for the Frank Elm Invitational. The three day event begins on Friday, Nov. 22, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 24.

The meet will be contested at the RU Aquatics Center located in the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus at the University of Rutgers. The series of events will mirror that of the NCAA, with morning preliminaries preceding evening finals each day. The action is slated to begin at 10 a.m. all three days.

Sophomore Chris Szekely has maintained his reputation has one of Army’s top freestyle swimmers for the men’s side, having forged the Black Knights’ top-times in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free. Junior Casey Woudenberg has remained successful in the long distance events, while sophomore Sam Mo has represented in the breaststroke events.

Junior Josh Urenzis, who has placed in the top three off the 1-meter and the 3-meter board in every meet thus far, sets the tone for the Army men off the diving boards.

The class of 2017 has burst onto the scene for the women’s team as freshman Megan Grier, Ariana Bullard and Kelly Hamilton have played a key role in the sprint success. Army sophomores Molly Mucciarone and Natalie Beale also bring forth success in the freestyle races with top times in the 50 free and 200 back.

Senior co-captain Breawna Davis and senior counterpart Danielle Ullman pace the Black Knights off both boards, each posting top-time scores off the 1-meter and 3-meter boards.

Real time results, provided by Rutgers University, can be accessed through the Army swimming and diving schedule page. A full recap and results will be available on goARMYsports.com following the meet.

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