Svetin sets school record in 100 back, takes seventh in 200 back
KINGSTON, R.I. – Sophomore Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) set a school record in the 100-yard backstroke and finished seventh in the A finals of the 200-yard backstroke to lead the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team during day two of the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships at the Tootell Aquatic Center at the University of Rhode Island on Friday.
Svetin had a stellar day, leading off the 400-yard medley relay with her record performance while also chopping nearly three full seconds off her season best time in the preliminaries of the 200-yard backstroke.
Junior Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) reached the B finals in the 50-yard freestyle, while the Panthers' 400-yard medley relay also reached the B finals. Additionally, senior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) recorded the second-highest qualifying score in 1-meter diving and will compete in the final tomorrow.
The Panthers currently sit in 11th place with 93 points. Roger Williams leads the team rankings with 589 points, with Simmons (472) and Keene State (376) rounding out the top three.
NEISDA Championships – 11th of 21 Teams (Thru Day Two)
How it Happened:
- Svetin finished seventh in the A finals of the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:16.98. She qualified seventh in the preliminaries with a slightly better 2:16.19.
- Her best performance, though, came in the opening leg of the 400-yard medley relay where she established a new school record in the 100-yard backstroke. Her time of 1:02.69 was 0.57 faster than the previous mark set in 2011.
- Turell finished 10th in the 50-yard freestyle to reach the B finals after a season best time of 25.68. She swam a 25.82 in the finals to finish fourth.
- Svetin, sophomore Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.), Turell and freshman Jessica McGregor (New Boston, N.H.) joined forces to reach the B final of the 400-yard medley relay after a time of 4:27.50. The quartet finished fifth in the B final with a 4:32.65.
- Allaire posted a 332.15 in the preliminaries of 1-meter diving, the second highest preliminary score. The finals will take place tomorrow.
- Freshman MacKenzie Brady (Rochester, N.H.) finished 24th in the preliminaries of the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:59.30.
- McGregor shaved 0.34 seconds off her season best time in the 50-yard breaststroke preliminaries to finish 27th in 36.42.
- Day three of the meet features the preliminaries and finals of the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard IM, 50-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard freestyle relay and 1000-yard freestyle, as well as the finals of 1-meter diving.
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