Samantha Ray

Women's Swimming and Diving

Dukes Wrap Up Florida Training With Third Place Finish at FIU Invite

Jan. 4, 2016


Duquesne's swimming team wrapped up its 10-day Florida training trip on Sunday with a third place finish of nine schools at the Florida International Sprint Invitational. The Dukes trailed just Purdue and the host Panthers in the standings.

Senior Samantha Ray finished third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.14 while freshman Abigail Stauffer placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.01 and sophomore Gabrielle Sibilia finished fifth in the 100 free in 53.33.

In addition, the 200 free relay of Ray, freshman Kristen McKnight, sophomore Kayla Owens and Sibilia captured third with a time of 1:38.26.

"Overall I was very pleased with our performance at the meet, especially near the end of our trip," said head coach David Sheets. "The ladies have been working very hard here in Pompano and we are definitely heading back to Pittsburgh on Tuesday a better team from many aspects. We are excited to get back to campus and continue to build on this trip and get ready for the conference championships in February."

The Dukes return to action on Saturday, Jan. 16 as they host Mount St. Mary's at 1:00 pm at Towers Pool.

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