Allaire earns All-LEC honors in 1m, 3m diving
DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Junior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) All-Little East Conference (LEC) honors in both 1-meter and 3-meter diving to lead the Plymouth State University women's swimming & diving team to a fifth place finish at the LEC Championships at Tripp Natatorium on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday.
Allaire earned the LEC title and All-LEC First Team honors in 1-meter diving, while placing second to collect All-LEC Second Team honors in 3-meter diving.
LEC Championships – Plymouth State 5th of 7 Teams
* Keene State captured a 13th consecutive team title with 535 points, holding off UMass Dartmouth (281.5) and Westfield State (234) for the top spot.
* Plymouth State ended the meet with 129 points to finish ahead of WestConn (88) and Rhode Island College (48).
How it Happened:
* Allaire captured her first LEC title on the 1-meter board with a season-best score of 239.05, but was unable to defend her crown on the 3-meter board, where she posted a 227.25 but was nipped by just two points.
* Turell posted a fourth place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a season best time of 26.09 seconds, and shaved nearly three seconds off her previous best time in the 100-yard freestyle to finish fourth in 57.25 seconds. She also finished tenth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:15.10.
* Gresham dropped 5.74 seconds off her 200-yard butterfly to finish fifth in 2:37.43. She also took sixth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:09.66.
* Freshman Jasmine Santiago (Leominster, Mass.) posted a pair of eighth place finishes. She cut almost 4.5 seconds off her 200-yard freestyle to finish in 2:13.56 and was even more impressive in the 200-yard backstroke, where she topped her previous best mark by 7.91 seconds to finish in 2:29.76.
* Classmate Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.) set a personal record in the 1000-yard freestyle, crushing her previous mark by 10.39 seconds. Her final time of 12:22.84 was good enough for ninth. She also took tenth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a season best time of 2:53.21.
* Senior Stephanie Labeck (Oakville, Conn.) was the last Panther swimmer to earn team points with a tenth place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (6:44.17).
* Freshman Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine), Wilson, Turell and Gresham joined forces to finish sixth in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:07.86.
* The Panthers head to MIT for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) championships in two weeks. Events take place between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.
|Little East Conference 1-Meter Diving Champion - Casey Allaire|
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