Allaire shatters another school record, Wadlinger & Turell win twice
DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Sophomore Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) set a new school record in the 3-meter dive, again, and senior Emily Wadlinger (Lebanon, N.H.) and freshman Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) each won twice, but the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team fell to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 135-101, on Saturday.
Allaire continued her assault on the PSU record books, sweeping the diving events yet again. She topped her own previous record of 258.65, set in the team's last meet last Friday, by nearly ten points after posting a new high of 268.05. She also scored 225.25 to win the 1-meter diving and remain unbeaten on the year.
Wadlinger was the first to touch the wall in the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke. Her time of 26.55 in the 50-yard freestyle was almost a full second faster than the second place finisher, while her 2:25.55 in the 200-yard backstroke was a new season best.
Turell was fabulous, posting four season-best times on the day. She opened with a 26.40 split in the 200-yard medley relay, then took second in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 31.93. She followed that up with first place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (58.83) and 50-yard butterfly (28.26).
PSU's other win came in the 200-yard butterfly when sophomore Megan Gresham (Waterbury Center, Vt.) topped the competition by more than ten seconds. Gresham's time of 2:39.11 was also a season record.
Plymouth State has one final tune-up prior to the Little East Championships and New England's next month. The Panthers will travel to Western Connecticut next Sunday (Jan. 28) for a 1:00 p.m. dual meet.
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