Pioneers Dominate Season Opener With Sweep Over CCSU and LIU Post

Pioneers Dominate Season Opener With Sweep Over CCSU and LIU Post

FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart Women's Swimming and Diving team had a record breaking performance in its first tri-meet of the season on Saturday afternoon. It was the first time in program history that SHU defeated both Central Connecticut and LIU Post.

The Pioneers defeated LIU Post by a final score of 189-102 while SHU also defeated Central Connecticut State by a final score of 172-119. 

Lauren Somers was unbeaten in the meet, winning the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle and her time in the 100 freestyle which broke her own pool record. Valentina Gomez of CCSU broke a pool record in the 200m butterfly while Karis Fuller of Post broke both the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke as well. She also broke the pool record in the 200IM. Margret Flaherty was a winner as well in the 500 yard freestyle as she posted a winning time of 5:21:63. She also won 400 Freestyle Relay and broke a pool record. 

In the diving section, freshman Megan McLaughlin won both of her events as freshman had an outstanding performance in the diving contests as she won both of the contests the first in the Women 1 mtr Diving tallying 195.75 points while she won the second contest in the Women 1 mtr Diving 5Dive by tallying 122.80 points. 

The team returns to action on Saturday Oct. 20 when they head to Iona to face off against Saint Francis Brooklyn and Wagner. Swimming begins at 11:30 a.m. while diving begins at 9:00 a.m.

 

 Women 50 Yard Freestyle

1. Somers, Lauren E 20 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 24.22

2 King, Jeannette C 18 Central Connecticut State Univ-CT  NT 25.17

3 Peter, Emily R 19 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 25.45

 

 Women 1 mtr Diving 5Dive

 1 McLaughlin, Megan R 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NP 122.80

2 Bonanno, Alexandra B 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NP 101.60

 

 Women 100 Yard Freestyle

 1 Somers, Lauren E 20 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 52.36

2 Tingley, Nicole K 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 55.28

26.39 28.89

 3 Bergstrom, Grace E 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 55.75

 

 Women 200 Yard Backstroke

 1 Fuller, Karis Z 21 Long Island University Post-MR  NT 2:04.90

29.10 31.39 32.69 31.72

 2 King, Jeannette C 18 Central Connecticut State Univ-CT  NT 2:09.75

29.89 32.85 33.50 33.51

 3 Eck, Taylor M 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 2:13.78

 

 Women 200 Yard Breaststroke

 

 1 Lindgren, Alex E 18 Central Connecticut State Univ-CT  NT 2:27.08

33.34 36.76 37.63 39.35

 2 Johnstone, Caitlin M 21 Long Island University Post-MR  NT 2:34.38

34.61 39.50 40.74 39.53

 3 Poole, Jessica T 21 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 2:36.62

34.36 39.29 40.30 42.67

 

 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay

 1 Long Island University Post-MR A  NT 1:49.66

1) Fuller, Karis Z 21 2) Johnstone, Caitlin M 21 3) Sparrman, Tove S 22 4) Argelander, Jessica 21

26.36 36.51 22.29 24.50

 2 Sacred Heart University-CT A  NT 1:50.99

1) Eck, Taylor M 18 2) Pusateri, Julia M 20 3) Peter, Emily R 19 4) Tingley, Nicole K 18

28.63 31.36 26.16 24.84

 3 Central Connecticut State Univ-CT A  NT 1:52.13

1) Troy, Kaitlyn E 21 2) Espino, Mariana 20 3) Mann, Katelyn E 20 4) Johnson, Destiny V 18

28.31 30.57 27.99 25.26

 

 Women 1 mtr Diving

 

 1 McLaughlin, Megan R 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NP 195.75

2 Bonanno, Alexandra B 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NP 136.45

3 Pianese, Jessica A 18 Sacred Heart University-CT  NP 132.25

 

 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

 1 Sacred Heart University-CT A  NT 3:39.24

1) Peter, Emily R 19 2) Bergstrom, Grace E 18 3) Flaherty, Margaret A 19 4) Somers, Lauren E 20

27.00 56.07 26.05 54.18 27.20 57.44 24.51 51.55

 2 Central Connecticut State Univ-CT A  NT 3:43.81

1) Troy, Kaitlyn E 21 2) Mann, Katelyn E 20 3) Gomez, Valentina 19 4) King, Jeannette C 18

27.06 56.97 27.18 57.32 26.29 54.66 25.58 54.86

 3 Long Island University Post-MR A  NT 3:45.60

1) Sparrman, Tove S 22 2) Argelander, Jessica 21 3) Shoup, Emily N 19 4) Mendez, Gena K 19

26.67 55.51 25.97 55.30 27.86 57.72 27.35 57.07

 

 Women 500 Yard Freestyle

 1 Flaherty, Margaret A 19 Sacred Heart University-CT  NT 5:21.63

30.33 33.39 33.31 34.05 31.83 32.29 32.01 32.07

31.86 30.49

 2 Sparrman, Tove S 22 Long Island University Post-MR  NT 5:25.11

28.85 31.93 32.52 33.13 33.07 33.24 33.62 32.96

33.26 32.53

 3 Espino, Mariana 20 Central Connecticut State Univ-CT  NT 5:27.83