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 Trio combines to swim fastest times in seven events in 140-119 win


WILLIMANTIC, Conn. --  Eastern Connecticut State University swam the fastest times in ten of 14 events in posting a 140-119 women's swimming victory over Assumption College Friday night at the Sports Center pool.


All-New England sophomore Amy Arisco (Wallingford),  who repeated as the individual champion of the Saint Joseph College Pentathlon in the team's season-opener last Saturday, won the 50 and 100 yard butterfly and the 100 individual medley and also swam the third leg of the victorious record-setting 200 medley relay.


All-New England junior Jessica Wilson (Torrington) captured the 50 breaststroke and also swam the fastest time on an exhibition basis in the 100 breaststroke. Wilson swam the second leg of the 200 medley relay.


The record-setting relay chopped nearly four seconds off of its time last Saturday at Saint Joseph, finishing in a time of 2:00.97. Sophomore Katie Curran (Norwood, MA) swam the first leg and freshman Liza Welling (Marlborough) the final leg. The old record of 2:01.22 had held since Feb. 22, 2003.


In addition to swimming the opening leg of the record-setting relay, Curran won the 50 and 100 backstroke and also swam the third leg of the 200 free relay which posted the fastest time on an exhibition basis. Welling, freshman Andzelina Chmielewski (Enfield) and junior Kelsy Doheny (West Haven) also teamed on the 200 free relay.


Junior Sarah Dombrowski (Southington) claimed the 500 freestyle in a personal-best time of 5:58.49.


Freshmen Jill Capadanno (Dracut, MA) and Kristen Norris (Ansonia, CT) combined for all four of Assumption's firsts. Capadanno won the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley and Norris the 50 and 100 freestyle.


Eastern visits Smith College Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.