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W-Swimming: Menard Honored by LEC

Senior tri-captain is cited in first report after winning SJC Pentathlon

menard head 72_5280.jpgNORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Eastern Connecticut State University senior tri-captain Nadine Menard (Woodstock) has been recognized as Swimmer-of-the-Week by in the first weekly report of the year compiled by the Little East Conference, released today.

A fourth-year letterwinner, Menard was recognized with the weekly honor after winning the individual title at the Saint Joseph College (CT) Pentathlon in the  season-opening meet Oct. 22.

At Saint Joseph, Menard totaled a meet-best time of 5:44.30 in a field of 36 swimmers in five 100 yard events: 1:17.34 in the breaststroke, 1:05.75 in the butterfly, 1:08.45 in the individual medley, 1:09.82 in the backstroke and 1:02.94 in the freestyle.  Her total time was 3.28 seconds faster than sophomore teammate Erin McVeigh (Windsor).

In the meet, Menard won the breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley and was 11th in the backstroke and tied for 12th in the freestyle.

An All-LEC performer in the 200 butterfly and All-New England performer in the 100 and 200 butterfly as a junior, Menard was fifth in the Saint Joseph Pentathlon last year among 51 competitors. Her highest finish was fourth in the breaststroke.

Eastern hosts Western Connecticut State University Saturday at noon.

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