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January 24, 2004

PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving gets back to .500

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Plymouth State University captured 13 of the 16 events Saturday afternoon and cruised past Saint Joseph College, 152-106, in a women's swimming and diving meet.

Senior Annabelle Winters (Chester, N.H.) led the Panthers with three individual victories, while seniors Scarlette Scarborough (Salem, N.H.) and Krit Kearins (Andover, Mass.) and freshman Cait Anton (Woolwich, Maine) captured two events apiece. They helped PSU even its record at 4-4 on the season.

Winters brought home first place in three freestyle events, the 100-yard (1:01.00), the 200-yard (2:07.53), and the 500-yard races (5:47.58), recording season best times in the latter two. Scarborough touched first in the two butterfly events, winning the 50 in 31.45 seconds and the 100 in 1:08.23; Anton took the two backstroke races, finishing the 50 in 32.40 and the 100 in 1:08.46; and Kearins was the high scorer in both one-meter diving events, totaling 160.65 in the voluntary round and 161.60 in the optional round.

Freshmen Katie Bouffard (Essex Jct., Vt.) and Rachel Hersey (Newburyport, Mass.) were single winners for PSU, Bouffard taking the 50 breaststroke in 36.95 seconds and Hersey touching first in the 50 freestyle in 27.48. The Panthers were also victorious in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.

Junior Juliet Byrnes (Dedham, Mass.) won two events for the Blue Jays, capturing the 100 breast in 1:12.90 and the 200 individual medley in 2:27.31. Sophomore Kimberly Creedon (Katunan, N.Y.) also won the 1000 free for Saint Joe's, finishing in 13:01.18.

Plymouth State is back in action next Saturday with a dual meet at UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.).

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