Ithaca Wraps Up Final Day Of Bomber Invite

Ithaca Wraps Up Final Day Of Bomber Invite

The Ithaca College women's swimming & diving team wrapped up the final day of the Bomber Invitational at the A&E Center Aquatics Pavilion. Ithaca finished third overall with 879 points through 20 total events. Cornell took the top spot, claiming first with a point total of 1745.5

Catherine Tompkins opened up the final day of competition with a 10th place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle. Her time of 18:43.83 paced the Bombers, as Nilza Costa (18:50.80) and Miranda Wingfield (18:58.09) finished 12th and 14th, respectively.

Lauren Cox led Ithaca in the 100-yard freestyle. Her time of 54.64 earned her a 12th place finish out of 52 participants. Cassie Papaleo wasn't far behind, finishing 16th overall in a time of 55.08.

Grace Ayer and Kylie Bangs continued their strong performances over the weekend, as each earned top-3 finishes in the 200-yard backstroke. Ayer's time of 2:06.04 ranked second, while Bangs took third with a time of 2:07.15.

Meredith Wells earned the top spot amongst the Bombers in the 200-yard breaststroke, placing 11th overall with a time of 2:33.02. Christine Zulkosky wasn't far behind, taking 15th out of 21 participants in 2:35.47.

In the final event of the meet, Ithaca earned a fourth place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The group of Ayer, Duffy, Papaleo and Cox finished in a time of 3:38.33, beating out four other relay teams.

The conclusion of the Bomber Invite sends Ithaca to its winter break.


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