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W-Swimming: Home Debut a Success

Warriors record fastest times in all 14 events in 147-87 win over USJ

tromp72_0147.jpgWILLIMANTIC, Conn. - In its final tuneup before the Little East Conference Championships, the Eastern Connecticut State University women's swim team recorded the fastest times in all 14 events in a 147-87 victory over the University of Saint Joseph (CT) in its home-opening dual meet at the Sports Center pool.

At left: Jacqueline Tromp (Photo by Colleen King).

Eastern (2-0) official was credited with winning nine individual events and the 200 yard medley relay before swimming the final three individual events and meet-ending relay on an exhibition basis. Saint Joseph (1-2) was handed 49 of its points while Eastern swam on an exhibition basis.

Ten different Eastern swimmers won events, with junior Erin McVeigh (Windsor) and freshman Macaire Jones (Danbury) each capturing two individual events and contributing to a winning relay. McVeigh won the 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley and Macaire Jones the 200 freestyle and 50 butterfly.

Also claiming individual firsts were senior Stephanie O'Kelly (Westport), juniors Jacqueline Tromp (Bohemia, NY), Becky Odgers (Shelton), Marissa Colley (East Haven) and sophomores Rachael Thatcher (Newington), Shannon Coleman (Plantsville), Kayla Smoragiewicz (Norwalk) and Abby Arisco (Wallingford). O'Kelly won the 200 breaststroke, Tromp the 50 backstroke, Odgers the 1,000 freestyle, Colley the 200 backstroke, Thatcher the 50 breaststroke, Coleman the 50 freestyle, Smoragiewicz the 100 freestyle and Arisco the 500 freestyle.

Eastern went 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 500 freestyle and the 50 butterfly.

Twenty-five percent of Eastern's dual meet wins in program history have come against Saint Joseph.

Eastern competes in the Little East Conference Championships December 1 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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