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Harvey Leads Titans At Falcon Invitational

Melissa Harvey (Sr. • Kingsford, Mich.) took seventh place in the 100-yard backstroke to highlight UW-Oshkosh’s results at the Falcon Women’s Swimming and Diving Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 2-3) in Minneapolis, Minn.

With her 100-yard backstroke time of 1:00.74, Harvey marked the Titans’ lone top-10 finish. She then clocked a time of 2:12.49 in the 200-yard backstroke for an 11th-place position. Samantha Sommers (Sr. • Suamico) captured another solid individual result with her 13th-place time of 2:16.54 in the 200-yard butterfly.

The 1,650-yard freestyle race had Brittney Hilgendorf (Fr. • Madison) come in 16th with a time of 18:38.43. Katie Duffey (Jr. • McFarland) contributed an 18th-place time of 2:22.42 in the 200-yard butterfly.

Harvey, Hilgendorf, Sommers and Hannah Forcey (So. • Appleton) clocked a time of 1:46.04 to earn 24th place in the 200-yard freestyle relay. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Forcey, Harvey, Hilgendorf and Vanessa Jagodinsky (So. • Green Bay) took 20th with their time of 3:49.53.

The Titans had three other finishes in the top 25. Sommers gained 23rd place in the 100-yard butterfly at 1:02.71, while Jagodinsky came in 25th with her 2:24.40 time in the 200-yard butterfly. The 400-yard medley relay of Harvey, Hilgendorf, Jagodinsky and Sommers also placed 24th with a mark of 4:17.67.

UW-Oshkosh returns to dual-meet action against Lawrence University on Friday (Dec. 9) in Appleton.