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PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving dunks Colby-Sawyer

(Meet Results

             PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Plymouth State University won 15 of the 16 events Sunday afternoon and defeated Colby-Sawyer College, 131-105, in a women's swimming and diving meet at the PSU Natatorium.

            Sophomore Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H./Vermont Academy) led the Panthers, winning three individual races and swimming a leg on PSU's winning 400-yard freestyle relay team. She took first in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.77, the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.39, and the 100-yard freestyle in 58.72 seconds.

            Four other Panthers captured two individual events each.  Sophomore Lara Gruner (Center Barnstead, N.H./Prospect Mountain) was the winner of the 500-yard freestyle (career-best 5:51.51) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (12:05.41); sophomore Brittanie Bradley (Scarborough, Maine) finished first in the 50-yard breaststroke (34.72) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.43); senior Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) was the fastest in the 50-yard freestyle (26.50) and the 50-yard butterfly (29.28); and sophomore Nora Regan (West Hartford, Conn./Northwest Catholic) went uncontested in winning the two diving events, scoring 163.30 on one-meter and 158.95 on the three-meter board.

            A pair of Panther freshmen were also individual event winners, as Amy Mulhern (Taunton, Mass.) took the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.79 and Jennifer Samaro (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:27.27.

            PSU also captured both relay races, with senior Elise Innis (Harpswell, Maine/Mt. Ararat), Bradley, Little and sophomore Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.) teaming up for a win in the 200 medley relay, and Innis, Brodeur, Little and Gondek combining for the victory in the 400-yard free relay.

            Colby-Sawyer's top performer was senior Danielle Bowen (Litchfield, N.H./Campbell), who won the 50-yard backstroke in 31.12 seconds, placed second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM.

            Plymouth State is back in the pool on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Little East Conference Championships at UMass Dartmouth.  Colby-Sawyer will compete in The Commonwealth Coast Conference Invitational on Friday-Saturday, Dec. 4-5, at Roger Williams. 

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