Panther freshmen impress in season debuts
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving season opened with some solid performances Saturday at the Louise Goodrum Invitational hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
The meet is a non-scoring event that allows numerous student-athletes to compete in a different setting. This year's meet included six teams – Plymouth State, Westfield State, Bridgewater State, UMass Dartmouth, Rhode Island College and Eastern Connecticut State University.
The Panthers got strong performances from freshmen Alex Ambrosino (Holden, Mass.) and Megan Farmer (Plainville, Conn.) Ambrosino placed fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 35,27 seconds, while Farmer was fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in 30.72 seconds and sixth in both the 100 free (1:01.16) and 200 free (2:15.12). Classmate Addie Schumaker (Haymarket, Va.) also placed in the top eight in three events – sixth in the 100 I.M. (1:10.55) and eighth in the 200 free (2:16.00) and 500 free (6:13.22).
Sophomore Katia Wyman (Portsmouth, N.H.) led the Panthers in the distance freestyle events, placing fifth in the 1,650-yard free (21:10.99) and seventh in the 500 free (6:07.56). Senior Nora Doherty (Dorchester, Mass.) was the fastest in the backstroke races, taking fifth in the 100 back (1:01.27) and eighth in the 50 back (32.69), and sophomore Meaghan Doherty (Charlestown, Mass.) was eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:23.37).
The Panthers will be back in the pool on Sunday, Nov. 16, in the home opener against Colby-Sawyer College (1:00 p.m.)
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