FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 3, 2018

 

RIC WOMEN'S SWIMMING PLACES SEVENTH AT
LITTLE EAST EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

North Dartmouth, Mass.-The Rhode Island College women's swimming team notched a seventh place finish at the 2018 Little East Conference Championship hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Saturday.

 

THE BASICS
RIC finished in seventh place with 48.0 points, while Keene State took home the team championship with 534.50 points.

 

 

 Senior Sydney Curran

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Senior Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) took seventh place in both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.79) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:46.70) and finished 14th in the 100-yard butterfly (1:13.43).

 

• Junior Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) finished in 11th place in the 1,650-yard freestyle (23:08.82) and 16th in the 500-yard freestyle (6:32.40). Lane also swam the third leg of the sixth place 400-yard freestyle relay (4:32.82).

 

• Junior Courtney Payne (Waterford, CT) finished in 16th place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:32.25) and was 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke (3:07.23).

 

• RIC sophomore Vanessa Dao (Revere, MA) recorded a 13th place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:12.34), and finished 15th in both the 100-yard freestyle (1:02.99) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:48.67).  Dao also swam the lead leg of the sixth place 400-yard freestyle relay (4:32.82).

 

• Senior Rachel Soria (Pawtucket, RI) finished in 15th place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.12) and took 14th in the 200-yard backstroke (2:47.77). Soria also swam the anchor leg of the sixth place 400-yard freestyle relay (4:32.82).

 

• Freshman Emily Butterfield (Cranston, RI) notched a 17th place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:33.24), was 22nd in the 100-yard freestyle (1:11.58) and was 17th in the 200-yard breaststroke (3:21.26). Butterfield also swam the second leg of the sixth place 400-yard freestyle relay (4:32.82).

 

• RIC freshman Alexis Lewis (North Kingstown, RI) was 19th in the 200-yard freestyle (3:12.63) and finished 17th in both the 100-yard freestyle (1:29.23) and the 500-yard freestyle (8:32.09) for the Anchorwomen.

 

WHAT’S NEXT

• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to the 2018 New England Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship, hosted by the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 15-17.

 

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