FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 1, 2012

 

LEAZES & MCCUTCHEON EARN ALL-LITTLE EAST HONORS;
NINE RECORDS FALL AS ANCHORWOMEN
PLACE SIXTH AT LEC CHAMPIONSHIPS

North Dartmouth, Mass.-Sophomore Abbie Leazes (Providence, RI) and freshman Marykate McCutcheon (Smithfield, RI) each earned All-Little East Conference honors as Rhode Island College established nine new program records at the 2012 Little East Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon.

 

Rhode Island College (1-1) posted a sixth-place finish with a team score of 100. Keene State won the meet with a score of 630.

 

 

 Sophomore Abbie Leazes

 

Leazes broke a trio of records on Saturday, as she registered a second place, All-LEC finish in the 400-yard IM (4:56.39) and also finished sixth in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:32.96) and 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:46.62).

 

Meanwhile, McCutcheon continued her stellar season by breaking two more program records and earning All-LEC honors with a second place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.89). McCutcheon also posted a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.44) to establish another program record for the Anchorwomen.

 

 

 Freshman Marykate McCutcheon

 

Junior Sophie Kanno (Cranston, RI) established a pair of program records as she finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.86) and eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.23).

 

The Anchorwomen established a new program in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a fourth place finish (4:00.26), behind a strong effort from Leazes, McCutcheon, Kanno and freshman Emily Thompson (Cumberland, RI).

 

Rhode Island College also established a new program record in the 200-yard medley relay, as Kanno, McCutcheon, Thompson and sophomore Kristen Wilkinson (North Providence, RI) teamed up to earn a sixth place finish (2:03.21).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Plymouth State for a tri-match along with Bridgewater State on Saturday, Jan. 12 (1 p.m.).

 

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