Svetin resets school record in 100 back, Allaire earns silver in 1-meter diving
KINGSTON, R.I. – Sophomore Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) set the school record in the 100-yard backstroke for the third time in two days and senior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) took second in 1-meter diving as the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team competed in day three of the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships at the Tootell Aquatic Center at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday.
Allaire scored a 347.60 to finish less than six points in back of the winner. Svetin reset the record in the preliminaries and again in the A finals of the 100-yard backstroke to finish fourth, while junior Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) took third in the A finals of the 50-yard butterfly.
Sophomore Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.) reached the B finals in the 400-yard IM and the Panthers' 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay teams both qualified for the B finals as well.
The Panthers currently sit in 12th place with 251 points. Roger Williams leads the team rankings with 1,056 points, with Simmons (941) and Keene State (790) making up the rest of the top three.
NEISDA Championships – 12th of 21 Teams (Thru Day Three)
How it Happened:
- Less than 24 hours after setting the school record in the 100-yard backstroke during the opening leg of the 400-yard medley relay, Svetin was back at it again. Her time of 1:01.63 in the prelims shaved more than a second off yesterday's record time to qualify fifth for the A finals.
- Svetin was even better in the finals, touching the wall in 1:01.38 to raise the bar yet again while finishing fourth.
- Allaire improved on her preliminary score by more than 15 points to score 347.60, just six points behind the leader.
- Turell finished third in the A finals of the 50-yard butterfly after swimming a season-best 27.12. She sat in fourth in the preliminaries after touching the wall in 27.47.
- Wilson won the B finals of the 400-yard IM with a time of 5:02.51, setting a new PR by more than 22 seconds.
- Svetin, Wilson, Turell and freshman Jessica McGregor (New Boston, N.H.) finished fifth in the B finals of the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:00.66, just off the pace of the 1:59.58 they swam in the preliminaries.
- Svetin, McGregor, junior Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) and Turell teamed up to take sixth in the B finals of the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:50.02. The group swam a 1:49.85 in the prelims, topping the season best by 2.66 seconds.
- Freshman MacKenzie Brady (Rochester, N.H.) finished 22nd in the 400-yard IM in 5:37.71.
- McGregor posted a 25th-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke preliminaries with a time of 1:19.47.
- Tomorrow's final day of competition will feature the prelims and finals of the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard IM, 400-yard freestyle relay, 1650-yard freestyle and 3-meter diving.
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