Swimming Falls to Springfield, Wheaton In Tri-Meet

Swimming Falls to Springfield, Wheaton In Tri-Meet

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--After a three week break, the Keene State College swimming and diving teams were back in action in a tri-meet against Springfield College and Wheaton College at the Art Linkletter Natatorium on Springfield's campus.

The men's team fell to Springfield 198-101, and to Wheaton 208-86.  The women were beaten by Springfield 219-75 and by Wheaton 216-68.  

Women's Highlights

The Owls got a fourth place finish in the meet opening 400 medley relay, powered by Samantha Dickinson, Madison Pechulis, Sophie Hayes, and Katie Brandeberry in 4:13.95.

Brandeberry added a second place finish in the 200 freestyle, in 2:03.10, while Madison Pechulis was third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.40.  Hayes was also second in the 200 fly, in 2:17.86, and Brandeberry added a fifth place finish in the 50 free, touching in at 26.33 seconds in a race where less than one second separated first through sixth place, while also placing fourth in the 100 free in 56.89.

Lauren Arsenault, Molly O'Connor, Erin Morley, and Kristyn Simoneau comprised the 200 free relay team that finished fourth in 1:49.08.  Brianna Feldman was third in both sets of dives, scoring 172.60 on the 1-meter board and 177.00 on the three meter.

Men's Highlights

Zach Payne, Kyle Shadeck, Eric King, and Jacob Peters made up the 400 medley relay unit that placed second in 3:45.86, while King added a fifth place nod in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.69.  

Payne picked up a third place finish in the 100 back in 57.44, and was second in the 200 backstroke in 2:03.48 and in the 200 IM in 2:04.76.  King was also fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.59.  Patrick Doyle picked up a fourth place finish in the 200 fly, in 2:15.40, and Bryce Bowie was fourth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:40.35.  

George Collarulo was fourth in diving, with a score of 253.05 on the one meter board and 236.50 on the three meter.   Peters, Michael Moorman, Tomas Langland, and Doyle made up the 200 free relay that was fourth in 1:35.66.

After the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Owls will resume competition at the MIT Invitational from Nov. 30-Dec. 2.