PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving continues to climb at NEISDA Championships

PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving continues to climb at NEISDA Championships

Turell (silver), Allaire (bronze) medal for Panthers; Turell sets school record

            CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) and junior Casey Allaire (Mattaspoisett, Mass.) each medaled to lead the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team on day three of the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center on the campus of MIT on Saturday.

            Turell captured the silver with a school-record performance in the 50-yard butterfly, while Allaire collected a bronze medal in the 1-meter diving finals.

            Plymouth State moved up one spot in the team rankings to sit in 13th with one more day of action to go.


            The Basics:

            NEISDA Championships – Plymouth State 13th of 22 Teams (Thru Day 3)


            Team Standings:

            * Simmons University jumped back into the lead after day three with 972.5 points. Roger Williams University (871) sits in second, with Brandeis University (754) rounding out the top three.

            * Plymouth State moved up one spot to 13th with 226.5 points.


            How it Happened:

            * Turell was dynamic on her way to a second place finish in the 50-yard butterfly, establishing a new school record in the process. Her time of 26.98 seconds topped the previous mark of 27.40 set in 2011. She swam a 27.77 in the preliminaries to qualify for the A final.

            * Allaire entered the 1-meter diving finals in fourth place after scoring 342.60 in the preliminaries on Friday afternoon. She totaled 348.80 in the finals to hold on for the third place finish.

            * Freshman Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) posted a season best time of 27.98 seconds to qualify for the B finals in the 50-yard butterfly. Her finals time of 28.11 was good enough for fourth in the group.

            * The Panthers' 200-yard medley relay team comprised of Svetin, Turell and freshmen Jasmine Santiago (Leominster, Mass.) and Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.) finished sixth in the B final with a season best time of 2:01.85.

            * Wilson finished 18th in the grueling 1000-yard freestyle after crushing her season best time by more than 38 seconds, touching the wall in 11:44.29.

            * Senior Megan Gresham (Waterbury Center, Vt.) also swam the 50-yard butterfly in season best time (30.32) during the preliminaries.

            * Santiago set new season best marks in the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.41) and 100-yard backstroke (1:09.66), but missed qualifying for the finals in both events.


            Up Next:

            * The meet wraps up with day four on Sunday (Feb. 24). The morning wave includes the preliminaries for the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard IM, 400-yard freestyle relay and 1650-yard freestyle. The preliminaries and finals for 3-meter diving are set for the afternoon, and the finals of the swimming events are slated for the evening.



Allaire (left) captures bronze medal in 1-meter diving at 2019 NEISDA Championships     Turell wins silver medal in 50-yard butterfly with school record at 2019 NEISDA Championships


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