FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 14, 2013

 

LEAZES & MCCUTCHEON RECEIVE WEEKLY LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE HONORS

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College sophomore Abbie Leazes (Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Swimmer of the Week, while freshman Marykate McCutcheon (Lincoln, RI) was named the Rookie of the Week, for their respective performances at the Plymouth State double dual meet on Saturday, Jan. 12.

 

 

 Sophomore Abbie Leazes

 

Leazes led the way for RIC with a program record-breaking time (2:32.90) and a first place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. Leazes followed with a first place finish in the 200-yard IM thanks to a record-breaking time of 2:27.28. She also placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:50.50).

 

 

 Freshman Marykate McCutcheon

 

McCutcheon, who earns Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this winter, established another Rhode Island College record with a first place time of 11:26.36 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. She also earned first place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke (2:23.12), another new program mark, and the 500-yard freestyle (5:35.48).

 

The Anchorwomen (1-3) fell to Plymouth State, 70-62, and then dropped a 75-60 decision against Bridgewater State.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete in a dual at Husson University on Saturday, Jan. 19 (1 p.m.).

 

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