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January 23, 2010

PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving wins third straight

(Meet Results)

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Eight different swimmers won individual events Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University defeated Saint Joseph College, 138-118, in a women's swimming and diving meet.

            The Panthers won their third in a row to improve to 6-1 on the season. PSU has also won 11 of its last 12 dual meets dating back to last season.  Saint Joseph slipped to 0-5.

            Freshman Jennifer Samaro (Salem, N.H.) was a triple-winner for PSU, taking the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke (36.21 and 1:18.16, respectively) and the 100-yard individual medley (1:09.84).  Senior Chaz Sweeney (Methuen, Mass.) captured the 50-yard backstroke (31.93) while freshman Amy Mulhern (Taunton, Mass.) won the 100-yard backstroke (1:08.81). Senior Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.50).

            PSU had three wins in freestyle races as senior Elise Innis (Harpswell, Maine) won the 50 in 27.58 seconds, sophomore Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H./Vermont Academy) was the fastest in the 100 (59.27), and sophomore Brittany Shortell (Ansonia, Conn.) captured the 500 (6:04.26). Sophomore Nora Regan (West Hartford, Conn.) captured both one-meter diving events.  PSU also swept both relays, with Sweeney, Samaro, Brodeur and Innis won the 400-yard medley relay and Little, Brodeur, Innis and Sweeney were the fastest in the 200 free relay.

            Junior Sarah Wheeler (Winchendon Springs, Mass.) led the Blue Jays with victories in the 50-yard butterfly (25.35) and 200-yard free (2:08.70).

            PSU returns to action next Saturday with a dual meet at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

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