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Penn State Takes a Pair from West Virginia -- October 14, 2005

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, October 14. BEHIND Molly Crispell and Abby Hoisington on the women’s side and Shawn McLin on the men’s side, Penn State swept West Virginia in its season-opening competition on Thursday night. The Nittany Lion women prevailed at McCoy Natatorium, 148-93, and the men notched a 165.5-67.5 triumph.

Hoisington, a freshman, won the 200 individual medley in 2:05.92 and added a victory in the 200 breaststroke with a swim of 2:21.72. As for Crispell, she doubled in the 200 and 500 freestyle events, going 1:50.98 and 4:58.85, respectively. Sarah Haupt contributed a first-place showing in the 50 free and Courtney Adlam bested the field in the one-meter diving discipline.

For the men, McLin posted a winning time of 1:41.94 in the 200 freestyle and Kyle Miranda was untouchable in the 200 breast, thanks to a mark of 2:07.28. Patrick Schirk, a rising star on the American scene in the backstroke events, won the 200 dorsal distance in 1:49.59. Mike Alderman took first in the one-meter diving event.