MIDDLETOWN, CT – Rookie Drew Worden (Warren, CT) racked up a pair of second place showings to lead the Western Connecticut State University men's swimming and diving squad to a fifth place finish at the Connecticut Cup hosted by Wesleyan University on Saturday. The women's squad placed sixth as junior Rachel Peet (New Fairfield, CT) led the way, touching the wall in 6:09.04 in the 500-yard freestyle.
"We swam really well today. We achieved 89% of season beat times through both the men's and women's teams. It was a great way to end the fall semester and we are looking forward to some serious training time through December and January," said WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the events.
Worden tallied a score of 179.45 in the three-meter dive, good for second place behind Wesleyan's Brandon Pearson, who claimed the top spot with a 222.30.
Later in the meet, Worden claimed the No. 2 slot once again. This time he tallied 182 points in the one-meter dive. Pearson notched yet another top performance with a 222.20.
Connecticut College claimed the cup on the women's side as they concluded the meet with 582 points. The Colonials earned 110 points to capture sixth place.
Coast Guard Academy totaled 794 points to lead the men's category. WestConn earned 124 points to seize fifth place.
The Colonials return to action when they host FDU-Florham on Saturday, January 5 at Noon.