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October 24, 2015

 

LEAZES WINS THREE EVENTS AS ANCHORWOMEN FALL TO BLUE JAYS, 126-116,

West Hartford, Conn.—Rhode Island College junior Abbie Leazes (Providence, RI) registered three victories as the Rhode Island College women’s swimming team fell, 126-116, at the University of St. Joseph (CT) in the squad’s season-opening meet on Saturday afternoon.

 

RIC (0-1) took victories in 10 of the 16 events, but fell to the Blue Jays (1-0) in season-opening action.

 

Leazes took victories in the 1,000-yard freestyle (12:53.19), 100-yard butterfly (1:19.92) and the 500-yard freestyle (6:13.63), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:12.12).

 

 

 Junior Abbie Leazes

 

Sophomore Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) placed first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:18.98), 100-yard breast (1:16.27) and the 100-yard IM (1:09.45), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:12.12).

 

Freshman Kellie Gilluly (Bradford, RI) finished first in the 50-yard butterfly (31.97) and third in the 50-yard freestyle (29.56), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:12.12) and the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:12.12).

 

Freshman Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) finished second in the 50-yard backstroke (34.48), third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.52), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:12.12) and the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:12.12).

 

Freshman Kimberly Olivos (Providence, RI) finished third in the 50-yard backstroke (50.44), fifth in the 50-yard freestyle (44.13), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:12.12).

 

Freshman Courtney Payne (Waterford, CT) finished first in the 50-yard breaststroke (38.72) as well as securing a pair of second place finishes in both the 100-yard freestyle (1:06.75) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:25.54). She also was a member of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:12.12).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will return to the University of St. Joseph to take part in the Blue Jay Pentathlon on Friday, Oct. 30 (5 p.m.).

 

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