Women Third at LEC Swimming Championships

Women Third at LEC Swimming Championships

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's swimming team finished third of eight teams in the 2012 Little East Conference swimming championships at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday.


The Corsairs scored 187 points, 139 points behind second place Eastern Connecticut State and 19 points ahead of fourth-place Bridgewater State. Keene State finished first with 630 points. Trailing the Bears were Westfield State with 111 points, Rhode Island College with 100, Western Connecticut State with 49 points and Plymouth State with 35.


For UMD, junior Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA/Lynn Classical/Bryant) finished second in the 200 yard butterfly in 2:14.78, third in the 200 yard freestyle in 2:00.05, and third in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:26.64. Freshman Caroline Corcoran (West Boylston, MA/West Boylston HS) was third in both the 100 yard butterfly (1:02.51) and the 400 yard individual medley (4:56.67). Senior Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional) was fifth in the 1000 yard freestyle in 11:30.37. Sophomore Brooke Garvey (North Billerica, MA/Billerica HS) was fifth in one meter diving with 146.15 points and sixth in three meter diving with 148.30 points. The 200 medley relay team of Maki, senior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS), Corcoran and Kidney was third in 1:59.97, while the 400 freestyle relay team of sophomore Abby McCarville (Stoneham, MA/Stoneham HS), freshman Cori Spagna (Raynham, MA/Bridgewater-Raynham HS), junior Abby Prives (Wellesley, MA/Wellesley HS) and senior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS) was fifth in 4:03.98.

"We had a great overall meet this year, I am so proud of how all of our swimmers stepped it up to another level, resulting in a third place finish overall," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "It is the highest place finish for our seniors in a season that, at the half way point, has seen us accomplish all of our short term goals. Our team has been working extremely hard, both in the pool and the gym, and it is great to see their efforts pay off.  Our captains have been great leaders and role models this year, and I credit much of the team's success to them."

 The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Elms next Saturday.