SPRINGFIELD, MA – Rookies David Lawrence (Newtown, CT) and Luke Forsberg (New Fairfield, CT) notched three wins each for the men, while classmate Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY) tallied a pair of second place showings for the women as the Western Connecticut State University swimming teams competed at Western New England University on Saturday. The Colonial men downed St. Joseph (Maine), 121-84, while the women split, upending St. Joseph, 136-98, then falling to Western New England, 157-97.
The women got things rolling with a victory in the 200-yd medley relay. Henry finished three seconds behind the leader in the 100-yd butterfly (1:09.58), before being edged in the 100-yd backstroke, touching the wall in 1:06.81. WNEU's Kayla Snider would notch the top spot in both races with times of 1:06.59 and 1:06.67, respectively.
Forsberg pierced the win column for the men in the 400-yd IM before racking up first place honors in the 100-yd back and 50-yd butterfly. Lawrence would claim the top spot in the 100, 200, and 500-yd freestyles.
"Today's meet showed me some of the things we need to improve on going into the championship season in a few weeks," stated WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the action.
The Colonials return to the pool against visiting Westfield State on Saturday at Noon.