PSU diver claims second New England title at NEISDA Championships

PSU diver claims second New England title at NEISDA Championships

Allaire strikes again, wins 3-meter dive

            SOUTH KINGSTON, R.I. – Plymouth State University freshman diver Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) wrapped up an impressive rookie campaign with her second New England title at the annual New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships at the University of Rhode Island.

            After taking the title in the 1-meter dive on Friday night, while setting a new school record in the process, Allaire added the 3-meter dive title to her impressive list of accomplishments.  The rookie qualified first with a score of 344.50 on Saturday night, then followed that up with a score of 348.50 in this morning's final.

            The Panthers wrapped up the weekend in 19th place out of 21 teams.  Roger Williams University (1,452 points) captured the team title, with Simmons College (1,259) and Keene State College (1,118) finishing second and third respectively. 



  Tootell Aquatic Center, University of Rhode Island, South Kingston, R.I. – Sun., Feb. 19, 2017

  Team Standings (Final):  Roger Williams (1,452), Simmons (1,259), Keene State (1,118), Brandeis (785), Univ. of New England (648.5), Regis (574), Eastern Conn. State (564.5), Gordon (514), Westfield State (479.5), UMass Dartmouth (454), Colby-Sawyer (419), Norwich (357.5), Bridgewater State (317), Western New England (274.5), Husson (210), Univ. of St. Joseph (176), St. Joseph's of Maine (145), Western Conn. State (135.5), Plymouth State (121), Rhode Island (94), Elms (94).



  * Junior Addie Schumaker (Haymarket, Va.) set another personal-best, this time in the preliminary round of the 100-yard I.M.  Schumaker finished with a time of 1:08.75, topping her previous best of 1:09.25 set last season.  She finished 19th in the preliminary heat, 1.32 seconds off the pace of qualifying for the finals.

  * Sophomore Julia Mazza (Belchertown, Mass.) posted a season-best time of 1:01.66 during her preliminary swim in the 100-yard freestyle.  Mazza's time was 0.05 seconds better than her previous mark, good enough for a 35th place finish in the prelims.

  * Mazza also posted a 24th place finish in the qualifying swim of the 100-yard I.M. with a time of 1:11.18.

  * The foursome of Mazza, junior Alexandra Ambrosino (Holden, Mass.), Schumaker and freshman Olivia Jean (Dracut, Mass.) joined forces for the 400-yard freestyle relay.  The quartet posted a time of 4:15.77 to place 20th in the preliminary swim.



  * The weekend marks the conclusion of the 2016-17 campaign, as well as the careers of seniors Kelsey Cronan (Framingham, Mass.) and Katia Wyman (Portsmouth, N.H.).


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