PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving beats Rhode Island

PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving beats Rhode Island

Wadlinger wins four events to pace Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Emily Wadlinger (Lebanon, N.H.) won two individual events and two relays to help lead the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team to a 109-90 win over Rhode Island College Saturday afternoon at the PSU Natatorium.

            Wadlinger was the fastest swimmer in the 50-yard freestyle (26.18) and 100-yard freestyle (57.43), while teaming up to help win the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay.


  PSU Natatorium, Plymouth, N.H. – Sat., Dec. 3, 2016

  Plymouth State 109, Rhode Island 90


  Plymouth State 3-1; Rhode Island 0-4


  * Junior Alexandra Ambrosino (Holden, Mass.) won the 50-yard breaststroke in 35.55 seconds and placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:18.15).

  * Classmate Addie Schumaker (Haymarket, Va.) took the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:13.60. 

  * Wadlinger teamed up with Ambrosino, Schumaker and sophomore Julia West (Wiscasset, Maine) to win the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:04.31.  The foursome also took first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:50.78).

  * West also took second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.14, finishing 1.04 seconds off the pace set by Wadlinger.

  * Sophomore Melissa Page (Atkinson, N.H.) touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:13.94, ahead of classmate Mary Simari (Salem, N.H.).  Simari (1:16.11) just out-swam RIC's Vanessa Dao, who finished 0:0.12 seconds behind her.

  * Simari also took second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:19.04.

  * Freshman Olivia Jean (Dracut, Mass.) finished second behind Wadlinger in the 100-yard freestyle (1:10.75).

  * Sophomore Deanne DeGrazia (Westport, Mass.) had second place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle (6:08.07) and 1,000-yard freestyle (12:47.89).

  * Sophomore Stephanie LaBeck (Oakville, Conn.) took second in the 50-yard backstroke (40.16), while senior Katia Wyman (Portsmouth, N.H.) did the same in the 50-yard breaststroke (38.07).


  * The Panthers wrap up the fall semester with a home dual meet next Saturday (Dec. 10) at 1:00 p.m.


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