WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The University of Scranton women's swimming & diving team finished off a banner weekend at the Diamond City Invitational on Sunday afternoon, as the Royals captured the team title in the event after finishing with 658 total points.
On the day Sunday, sophomore Marycate O'Sullivan (Nanuet, N.Y./Nanuet) got the Royals off to a good start, as she finished second overall in the first event of the day - the 200-backstroke - where she hit the wall in 2:11.88. In the same event, senior Susan Neggia (Fair Lawn, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) also posted a high finish, placing sixth in 2:17.43.
Next, in the 100-freestyle, senior Emma Rose Ilseman (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) collected another runner-up finish in an event for the Royals with a time of 55.91. This was followed up by yet another second place finish for a Scranton swimmer, as sophomore Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) did the same in the 200-breaststroke in 2:28.29.
The final event of note on the weekend was the 400-freestyle relay, and just like they had done throughout the weekend, a Royal relay team was victorious, as Scranton captured the event with a time of 3:44.01. On the team for Scranton was O'Sullivan, Ilseman, Byrne, and freshman Amber Diehl (Hyde Park, N.Y./Franklin D. Roosevelt).
Finishing with 658 points on the weekend, Scranton edged out host King's to take the event as a team (the Monarchs finished with 602 points). On Saturday, the Royals were dominant, winning two relay events, as sophomore Audrey Campo (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) won three individual events on the day to lead the way.
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The University of Scranton women's swimming & diving team returns to action on Saturday, December 1, as they travel to Ramapo for a dual meet. Action gets underway at 2 p.m.