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Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Squads Cruise Past Lehman

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Squads Cruise Past Lehman

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University men's and women's swimming and diving squads both downed visiting Lehman College on Saturday afternoon at the O'Neill Center Pool. It marked the first win of the season for the men's team, 138-123, while the women improved to 3-2 with a 147-98 victory. 

"We swam well today but I'm eager to see how we respond with little time to rest before our next meet tomorrow," said WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the event. 

After winning both 200-yard medley relays, sophomore David Lawrence (Newtown, CT) notched first place in the 100-yard IM for the Colonial men. Classmate Madison Lacy (Norwich, CT) earned the women's first individual race in the ensuing event, touching the wall in 2:24.99 in the 200-yard freestyle. 

Moments later, sophomore Daniel Murphy (Monroe, CT) collected the first of his two wins in the 200-yard free. Classmate Luke Forsberg (New Fairfield, CT) also got in on the winning action, capturing the top spot in the 50-yard backstroke, 500-freestyle, and 200-yard IM. Sophomore Drew Worden (Warren, CT) would earn victories in the one and three-meter diving competitions as well.

Sophomores Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY), Hope Johnsky (Bristol, CT) and Sara Tomporowski (Southbury, CT) paced the WestConn women. Henry would capture top honors in the 50, 100 and 500-yard freestyle races. Johnsky earned first-place accolades in the 50 and 100-yard breaststrokes along with the 200-yard IM. Tomporowski touched the wall first in the 50 and 100-yard backstrokes. 

The Colonials return to action Sunday at 11 a.m. against visiting Maine Maritime.