January 23, 2010

Punyko shines at St. Catherine Invite

Punyko (Sr., Duluth, Minn.) started off with a third place finish in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:18.61. She later won the 100 fly in 1:03.12 and the 100 freestyle in 55.20.

Marreya Bailey (Sr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.64. She was sixth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.59 while Erin Weslander (So., St. Cloud, Minn.) was ninth in the same event with a time of 1:18.63.

Hamline's 200-yard medley relay team of Sam Fisher (Sr., South St. Paul, Minn.), Bailey, Punyko, and Erinn Moriarty (Sr., Cottage Grove, Minn.) placed third with a time of 2:01.78.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team also placed third. Bailey, Fisher, Tiffany Thanel (Fy., Moorhead, Minn.), and Punyko swam to the finish in 3:57.96.

The Pipers will swim in their final meet before the conference championships as they travel to UW-River Falls on Friday, January 28 for a 6:00 p.m. start.