Worcester, Mass.-- The Clark University Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams hosted the Cougar Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Kneller Center Pool. They hosted WPI, Coast Guard, and Keene State College. The meet was a non-scoring event for Clark. Prior to the meet Clark recognized three seniors competing in their final home meet of their careers: Steven Castiglione (North Haven, Conn.), Charlotte Gray (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Jenna Harrison-Peters (Silver Spring, Md.).
"I am proud of these three seniors for distinct reasons, and thankful for them collectively. During their time at Clark they have shared their dedication, talent and aspirations with their teammates, classmates, and coaches. They have set an example of caring and supporting their teammates, and through their experience have set the highest bar of expressing PASSION in every aspect of their journey. Their enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, perseverance, leadership, activism, and love for their teammates and for this program will be sorely missed. I could not be more proud of them for everything they have given to our program," said Coach Paul E. Phillips.
Sophomore Rowan Moody (Ellington, Conn.) and Castiglione both surpassed the old school record for Men 3-Meter 11 dives and Rowan set the new record with the higher score. He also became the first male diver in school history to break 400 points in that event.
For the men swimmers Julian Ortega (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and Nick Sakoff (New York, N.Y.) stood out as they competed strong in many events on the day.
Gray pulled out the last relay with a strong anchor leg, and Harrison-Peters won the women's 1650.