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January 19, 2013

 

KANNO BREAKS TWO PROGRAM MARKS AS ANCHORWOMEN TAKE DOWN HUSSON, 156-96

Bangor, Maine-Junior Sophie Kanno (Cranston, RI) won three events and broke two program records as the Rhode Island College women's swimming team defeated Husson, 156-96, on Saturday afternoon to improve to 2-3 on the season.

 

Kanno took first in the 50-yard breaststroke (34.67) and the 100 IM (1:07.22), both of which established new program records. She also finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.08).

 

Sophomore Abbie Leazes (Providence, RI) finished first in three events, winning the 100 (1:01.14), 200 (2:10.67) and 500-yard (5:43.38) freestyle on the day.

 

Freshman Marykate McCutcheon (Smithfield, RI) also won three events with first place efforts in the 50-yard freestyle (27.16), 100-yard backstroke (1:08.21) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (19:01.76). Her times in the 50 and 1,650 are new RIC records.

 

 

 Junior Sophie Kanno

 

Freshman Emily Thompson (Cumberland, RI) placed first in the 50-yard butterfly (29.85), 50-yard backstroke (32.40) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:08.81).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at a double-dual at Western Connecticut, along with Westfield State, on Sunday, Jan. 27 (noon).

 

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