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PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving downs Regis in opener

(Meet Results

           WESTON, Mass. -- Plymouth State University won 14 of the 16 events Saturday afternoon en route to a 120-99 victory over Regis College in the first women's swimming and diving meet of the season. Five Panthers won two individual events each and PSU had the fastest teams in both relay races.

            Senior Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) led the way for PSU, winning the 50-yard freestyle (26.92 seconds) and the 50-yard butterfly (29.47) and swimming a leg on both PSU's winning 200-medley and 400-free relay teams.  Senior Chaz Sweeney (Methuen, Mass.) captured the 50-yard backstroke (31.93) and 100-yard backstroke (1:10.43) and led off the winning medley relay team, and sophomore Brittanie Bradley (Scarborough, Maine) touched first in the 50-yard breaststroke (36.54) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.07) and followed Sweeney on the medley relay win.

            Also winning two swimming races for PSU was sophomore Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H./Vermont Academy), who took the 200-yard free (2:12.12) and 100-yard free (1:00.46).  Junior Lindsay Graham (Framingham, Mass.) won the 100-yard butterfly (1:16.53) and sophomore Lara Gruner (Center Barnstead, N.H./Prospect Mountain) was the winner of the 500-yard freestyle (6:11.53).

            Sophomore Nora Regan (West Hartford, Conn./Northwest Catholic) went uncontested in winning the two diving events for the Panthers, scoring 182.05 in the optional event.

            PSU returns to Regis College next weekend, Nov. 13-14, for the Regis Invitational, with diving set for Friday at 7:00 p.m. and swimming Saturday at 12 noon. 

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