PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving fourth at LEC Championships

PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving fourth at LEC Championships

Allaire two-time conference champ & Diver of the Year, Svetin earns All-LEC 

            DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) earned a pair of Little East Conference (LEC) titles and was named the LEC Diver of the Year and sophomore Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) took home All-LEC Second Team honors to lead the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team to a fourth place finish at the LEC Championships at the Tripp Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday.

            Allaire swept the diving events to claim All-LEC First Team honors at both heights. She was named LEC Diver of the Year for a third straight time after claiming Rookie Diver of the Year honors as a freshman in 2016-17.

            Svetin finished second in the 200-yard backstroke to earn her first all-conference recognition. She also posted a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke.

            Junior Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) also had a strong day in the pool after posting a pair of third-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle.

            The fourth-place finish was the team's highest since the 2006-07 season when the Panthers finished second, while Plymouth State had eight individuals reach NEISDA A cut times, while another four reached B cut times.


            The Basics:

            LEC Championships – 4th of 7 Teams


            Team Champions:

  • Keene State captured its 14th consecutive team title with 534 points, with UMass Dartmouth (299) finishing a distant second.
  • Plymouth State wrapped up the day with 157 points to finish firmly in fourth. Westfield State (177) took third, with WestConn (134) holding off Eastern Connecticut (120) for fifth.


            How it Happened:

  • Allaire went back-to-back as the LEC 1-meter champion after scoring a 200.35, then became a double-winner with a 212.65 on the 3-meter board.
  • Looking to become PSU's first conference champion in a swimming event, Svetin finished second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:20.44. She added a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.59).
  • Turell was just off the pace in the 50-yard freestyle to finish third in 26.36 and was also third to touch the wall in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 58.17.
  • Svetin just clipped Turell as the duo squared off in the 100-yard butterfly. Svetin finished fifth in 1:07.57, with Turell just behind in sixth after swimming a 1:07.89.
  • Sophomore Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.) finished eighth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:51.95), while freshman Jessica McGregor (New Boston, N.H.) ended up eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:18.55).


            Teaming Up:

  • Svetin, Wilson, Turell and McGregor joined forces to finish fifth in the 200-yard medley relay with a season-best time of 2:03.22.
  • Freshmen Liz O'Sullivan (Bow, N.H.), MacKenzie Brady (Rochester, N.H.), sophomore Gabby Rowe (Harpswell, Maine) and junior Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) teamed up in the 400-yard freestyle relay to finish sixth with a time of 4:39.08.


            Making the Cut:

  • The following swimmers reached NEISDA A cut qualifying standards:
    • Svetin (100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly)
    • Turell (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly)
    • McGregor (100-yard breaststroke)
    • Wilson (200-yard breaststroke)
  • These Panthers posted NEISDA B cut qualifying times:
    • McGregor (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly)
    • Brady (200-yard backstroke)
    • Wilson (100-yard breaststroke)


            Up Next:

  • Plymouth State competes at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships from Feb. 13 – 16 at the University of Rhode Island.


Allaire - Diver of the Year   Allaire - 1m, 3m Champion



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