PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving drops double dual meet in home opener

PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving drops double dual meet in home opener

Turrell, Wadlinger post top times for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team dropped both ends of a double dual meet with Eastern Connecticut State University, 158-67, and Western New England University, 143-80, at the PSU Natatorium on Saturday afternoon.

            Freshman Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) and senior Emily Wadlinger (Lebanon, N.H.) both swam well for the Panthers. Turell posted one first and two second place finishes, with Wadlinger taking a first, second and third. The two teamed up with freshman Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) and senior Addie Schumaker (Haymarket, Va.) to take third in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

            Turell earned a first place finish in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 28.96. She took second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:13.89), then finished just 0.42 seconds behind the leader in the 100-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 59.82.

            Wadlinger was the fastest swimmer in the 50-yard freestyle, narrowly outreaching Eastern Connecticut freshman Saige Grace (East Hampton, Conn.). Wadlinger posted a 26.40, with Grace at her side with a time of 26.45. She also took second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 36.38, before taking third in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:30.63.

            Schumaker swam a 33.02 in the 50-yard backstroke to take third.

            Junior Julia Mazza (Belchertown, Mass.) and sophomore Megan Gresham (Waterbury Center, Vt.) each earned third place finishes as well. Mazza finished a few seconds behind Turell in the 100-yard freestyle (1:02.46), with Gresham posting a time of 12:59.73 in the 1000-yard freestyle.

            The relay team of Turell, Wadlinger, Schumaker and Donnell joined forces for the 400-yard freestyle relay, finishing in 4:15.02.

            The Panthers will take a short break for Thanksgiving before returning to the poll on Saturday, Dec. 2. PSU will swim against Rhode Island College in a dual meet at Bryant University, starting at 6:00 p.m.



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