FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 24, 2016

 

ANCHORWOMEN DEFEAT
COLONIALS, 115-108

Danbury, Conn.-Rhode Island College sophomore Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) earned three individual first place victories to go along with a first place finish in one relay to lead the women's swimming team past Western Connecticut, 115-108, in Little East Conference action on Sunday afternoon.

 

It was the first win of the season for the Anchorwomen (1-5), who also posted six qualifying efforts for the N.E. Championships.

 

Curran took victories in the 50-yard butterfly (30.04), the 100-yard breast (1:14.60) and the 100-yard IM (1:09.53), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:06.03).

 

Freshman Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) finished third in both the 50-yard backstroke (36.41) and the 100-yard freestyle (1:05.40), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:06.03) and the meet-clinching first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:58.83).

 

Junior Abbie Leazes (Providence, RI) finished first in both the 400-yard IM (5:26.29) and the 500-yard freestyle (6:01.87) and second in the 100-yard freestyle (1:02.02), while also competing as a member of the meet-clinching first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:58.83).

 

Senior Marykate McCutcheon (Smithfield, RI) finished first in boht the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.16) and the 1000-yard freestyle (12:12.07), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:06.03) and the meet-clinching first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:58.83).

 

 

 Freshman Courtney Payne

 

Freshman Courtney Payne (Waterford, CT) finished second in the 50-yard breast (37.87), third in the 100-yard breast (1:25.54) and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (1:07.81), while also competing as a member of the meet-clinching first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:58.83).

 

Junior Rachel Soria (Pawtucket, RI) finished second in both the 50-yard backstroke (34.40) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:17.45) and third in the 50-yard freestyle (33.06), while also competing as a member of the first place 200-yard medley relay (2:06.03).

 

In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen will travel to UMass Dartmouth for the 2016 Little East Conference Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday, Jan. 30 (11 a.m.).

 

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