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Bryant: Bryant dropped both ends of its tri-meet with Central Connecticut and the University of New Hampshire over the weekend. Casey Ostrander (Yarmouthport, MA/Barnstable) claimed the Bulldogs’ only first-place finish, winning the 100 back with a season-best time of 58.44. Taylor DeBever (Denver, CO/Regis Jesuit) claimed two third-place finishes in the 100 and 200 free. Her time 1:54.45 in the 200 was a season-best. While senior Abby Whittaker (Salisbury, MA/Saint Thomas Aquinas) finished fourth in the 200 fly with a season-best time of 2:16.43. The Bulldogs return home to host Providence College this Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 5:00 p.m.
Central Connecticut: The Blue Devils place second in a tri-meet against Bryant and UNH. Junior Taylor Friedmann (Berlin, CT/Berlin) earns NEC Swimmer of the Week honors following her first place finish in the 500 yard freestyle event. Senior Madison Vestergaard (Middletown, CT/Middletown) picks up her second NEC Diver of the Week honor after placing second in both the 1m and 3m events.
Mount St. Mary’s: The Mount swimmers were idle this week and will return to action on Nov. 17 at the Radford Invitational.
Sacred Heart: Sacred Heart fell to C.W. Post last weekend 128 to 72. However, the Pioneers topped the competition in the 200 yd. backstroke taking the top two spots. Meg Bailey (Walpole, MA/Walpole) also notched a first place finish in the 400 yd IM with a time of 4:42.55.
St. Francis (NY): The Terriers were out of the pool this week and will swim again November 19 against Manhattan.
Saint Francis (PA): Red Flash swimmers won five individual titles during this weekend's Thomas Murphy Invitational, but Saint Francis couldn't overcome its two opponents in the two-day event.
The Flash fell to Johns Hopkins, 193-132, and also dropped a decision to the host Loyola Greyhounds, 202-162. Highlighting SFU's stint in Baltimore were Jenny Demjanenko (New Albany, OH/Gahanna-Lincoln), Alicia Ford (Whitney Point, N.Y./Whitney Point), Jessica Dunn (Bristow, Va./Seton School), Kathleen Lyon (King George, Va./King George) and Elise Lögren (Molnlycke, Sweden / Hulebacks), who each earned an event win. The Red Flash (1-4) returns to action on Saturday when it welcomes Akron for a 1 p.m. match.
Wagner: The Seahawks’ women’s swimming and diving team dropped its first dual meet of the year, falling to Big East powerhouse, Rutgers, 165-121. The blemish moves Wagner to just 5-1 overall, while the Scarlet Knights remain perfect with a 4-0 record. Sophomore Alexandra Cooney (Port Jervis, NY / Minisink Valley) continued her dominance in the 500 freestyle, winning the event for the third time this season in a time of 5:11.98. The Seahawks breaststroke specialists teamed up for a sweep of the 200 meter event, with Kelsey Thomas (Hammonton, NJ / Holy Spirit) taking first in 2:29.90). Sophomore Meredith Ketchmark (Plainsboro, NJ / West Windsor-Plainsboro) earned first place points in the 100 butterfly event, cruising in at 1:00.50. Freshman Morgan Stoner (Greensburg, PA / Hempfield Area Senior) picked up a first place finish of her own in the 200 individual medley, finishing the heat in 2:15.70. The Wagner divers were also on display against the Scarlet Knights, with freshman Mallory Lee (Newark, CA / Moreau Catholic) leading the way on both the one and three-meter boards, earning a fourth place finish on the three-meter, and a fifth place on the one. Her score of 218.69 on the three-meter board, snapped her own school record of 175.95.