Westfield State edges PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving

Westfield State edges PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving

Wyman a triple-winner for Panthers; Farmer, Carberry take two events each

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Westfield State University and Plymouth State University won eight events each Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Owls used superior depth to pull out the team victory over the Panthers, 152-127, in a women's swimming and diving meet at the PSU Natatorium.

            Sophomore Katia Wyman (Portsmouth, N.H.) led all competitors with three individual victories for Plymouth State, posting career-best times in all three events. She captured the 1,000-yard freestyle in 12 minutes, 12.16 seconds; the 500-yard freestyle in 5:56.77; and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.35.

            Senior Sam Carberry (Shrewsbury, Pa.) and freshman Megan Farmer (Plainville, Conn.) also won two events each for the Panthers. Carberry took the 100-yard butterfly in a career-best 1:06.08 and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.53, while Farmer finished first in the 100-yard free (1:00.51) and the 200-yard free with a season-best time of 2:11.02.

            Carberry was also joined by senior Nora Doherty (Dorchester, Mass.) and freshman Alex Ambrosino (Holden, Mass.) and Kayli Miles (Strafford, N.H.) on the winning 400-yard free relay team.

            Freshman Tia Pariseau (Holden, Mass.) and senior Katie Sterpka (Barkhamsted, Conn.) led the Owls with two victories apiece. Pariseau touched the wall first in the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke races (35.37 seconds and 1:16.16, respectively), while Sterpka captured both one-meter diving events, scoring 159.20 points in the five-dive format and 240-.70 in the six-dive round.

            Senior Laura Sauriol (Monson, Mass.), sophomore Anna Boucher (Suffield, Conn.) and senior Holly Arel (Chicopee, Mass.) were also winners for Westfield State.  Sauriol captured the 50-yard backstroke in 31.33 seconds; Boucher took the 50-yard free in 27.91 seconds; and Arel was the fastest in the 50-yard butterfly in 30.09 seconds.

            Sauriol and Arel were joined by senior Amanda Labriola (Westerly, R.I.) and junior Haylee McQuay (Dartmouth, Mass.) on the winning 200-yard medley relay team.

            Both teams are done competing for the semester. PSU (0-3) returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 10, with a home meet against Rhode Island College, while Westfield (1-3) is idle until a Jan. 18 meet at Western New England University. 

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