PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving sweeps double dual at Maine Maritime

PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving sweeps double dual at Maine Maritime

Turell wins three events as Panthers top Mariners, WestConn

            CASTINE, Maine – Sophomore Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) won all three of her individual events to lead the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team to a sweep of Maine Maritime Academy and Western Connecticut State University in a double dual meet at Bok Pool on Wednesday night.

            Turell picked up wins in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly, while freshman Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.) added wins in the 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard breaststroke as the Panthers swam past WestConn, 115-82, and the Mariners, 145-46.

            With the pair of victories PSU evens its dual meet record at 4-4 on the year. WestConn, which topped the hosts 107-55, moves to 3-2, while Maine Maritime drops to 0-7.


            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 145, Maine Maritime 46

            Plymouth State 115, WestConn 82



            Plymouth State (4-4)

            Maine Maritime (0-7)

            WestConn (3-2)


            How it Happened:

            * Turell finished the 50-yard freestyle in 26.82 seconds, almost two full seconds ahead of her closest competition, and her winning time in the 100-yard freestyle (1:01.53) was more than three seconds better than the runner up.

            * Turell was first to touch the wall in the 50-yard butterfly in 29.57, with freshman Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) finishing just behind her to take second in 30.59 seconds.

            * Wilson was the fastest in the 50-yard breaststroke in 37.64 seconds, and topped teammate Megan Gresham (Waterbury Center, Vt.) to win the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:22.60. She added a second place finish in the 100-yard IM with a time of 1:14.67.

            * Svetin finished first in the 50-yard backstroke with a season best time of 31.80, and took second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.06.

            * Gresham coasted to a win in the 100-yard butterfly finishing in 1:11.50, just shy of ten seconds ahead of the next finisher.

            * Freshman Jasmine Santiago (Leominster, Mass.) captured the Panthers' eighth first place finish, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 6:21.75 ahead of senior Stephanie Labeck (Oakville, Conn.), who finished second in 6:49.02.

            * Freshman Liz O'Sullivan (Bow, N.H.) added a third place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:23.78.


            Teaming Up:

            * The Panthers swam well in the relay events, finishing first in the 200-yard freestyle and ending second in the 200-yard medley.

            * Svetin, Gresham, Turell and sophomore Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) teamed up for the win in the freestyle relay with a time of 1:54.82, the fastest for the Panthers this season.

            * Santiago, Wilson, Gresham and Donnell joined forces for the second place finish in medley relay, just 0.81 seconds behind the winning time.


            Up Next:

            * The Panthers host the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth a week from Saturday (Jan. 26) in their final home meet of the year. PSU will celebrate Senior Day during the Breast Cancer Awareness meet, with the first event set for 1:00 p.m.

            * Maine Maritime welcomes St. Joseph's College to town on Sunday (Jan. 20) for a 1:00 p.m. dual meet.

            * The Colonials face Rhode Island College on Thursday (Jan. 17) in a dual meet at Bryant University, starting at 7:00 p.m.





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