Army Fares Well At Copa Coqui

Mickey Wender

Mickey Wender

Jan. 5, 2012

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Army men's and women's swimming and diving teams turned in strong performances at the Copa Coqui on Thursday. The Black Knight men finished fourth at their annual training meet, while the Army women placed sixth.

Freshman Joon Chung turned in a pair of top 10 finishes to lead the Army men. The talented plebe placed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 21.92 seconds) and took seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.83).

Junior Ayman Andrews produced the Black Knights' best finish, placing runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly with a clocking of 58.32.

Elsewhere, junior Carter Kelly took sixth in the 100 breast (1:09.70) and freshman Michael Dustin was seventh in the 100 free (56.39).

Sophomore Lara Stouffer authored a pair of top 10 finishes on the women's side to lead the Black Knights' contingent. The second-year swimmer placed third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:11.59) and finished 10th in the 200 IM (2:36.83).

The Army women dominated the 100 back with three swimmers finishing within the top six. Junior Julianna Lynch (1:12.29) and freshman Meghan Buckley (1:12.86) finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

Senior Paige Brink turned in a runner-up showing in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 1:07.81.

Sophomore Juliette Wallerstein added an eighth-place effort in the 100 free (1:03.09), while freshman Sam Allen chipped in a ninth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:21.97).

"I thought this was a very productive and worthwhile experience for our young team," said Army head coach Mickey Wender. "We raced hard and learned a lot. This opportunity will certainly help us as we continue to move forward. We competed against some very good athletes in an Olympic-sized pool, and it was a tremendous learning experience."

After taking this weekend off, Army returns to its Patriot League schedule on Jan. 13, when the Black Knights host Lehigh at Crandall Pool at 6 p.m. Army then hosts Bucknell in another key conference showdown on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m.

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