November 13, 2010

Garr's Performance Highlights Three-Team Meet

Wellesley, Mass. – Junior Ryan Garr (Kingston, R.I.) paced a host of multiple event winners for Clark with three individual victories and another as a member of a relay team, but the Cougar men fell to Roger Williams, 184-110, while the Clark women were led by senior Elizabeth Rosen (North Attleboro, Mass.) as they split with Wellesley (L, 178-122) and Roger Williams, 162-134 on Saturday afternoon at Wellesley's Chandler Pool.

Garr was simply sensational in the water, picking up victories in the 100-yard backstroke (53.93), the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.89) and the 200-yard IM (2:01.64). He was also a part of the victorious 200-yard medley relay team that finished at 1:42.70.

In addition to Garr, freshman Clive Green (Portmore, Jamaica) took first place in the 50-yard freestyle (22.91) and was a member of the 200-yard medley relay squad that finished first.

On the women's side, freshman Gabriela Jijon-Nemalceff (Quito, Ecuador) won a pair of races – the 50-yard freestyle (25.20) and the 100-yard freestyle (54.36) – while both Rosen and Mollie Kleyboecker (Albuquerque, N.M.) collected first place finishes in a two events as well.

Rosen touched the wall first in both the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:58.85) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:25.27). Kleyboecker, meanwhile, claimed titles in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.98) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.39).

Junior Eileen Garcia (New York, N.Y.) won both diving events – taking first place in the one-meter (245.40) and the three-meter (281.85). On the three-meter board, her score exceeded the NCAA’s Division III Championship qualifying standard.

Both Clark teams are back in action on December 4 when they take part in the Cardinal Invite hosted by Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.