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Men’s and Women’s Swimming Compete at St. Joseph

Men’s and Women’s Swimming Compete at St. Joseph

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Rookies Luke Forsberg (New Fairfield, CT) and David Lawrence (Newtown, CT) led the men, while junior Rachel Peet (New Fairfield, CT) and first-year Hope Johnsky (Bristol, CT) paced the women as the Western Connecticut State University men's and women's swim teams competed in a meet hosted by the University of Saint Joseph on Friday evening.

Johnsky notched a second place showing in the 1,000-yard freestyle in the third event of the night, finishing just ahead of Peet. Shortly thereafter, Peet would grab the third spot in the 100-yard butterfly before racking up a second place showing in the 500-yard freestyle.

On the men's side, Lawrence would get things started when he captured the crown in the 1,000-yard freestyle, touching the wall in a time of 11:19.54. He would also finish first in the 50-yard breaststroke before rounding out the night with a second place spot in the 200. Forsberg would take home first in the 200-yard free, clocking in at 1:59.87 before also racking up a pair of second place showings in the 200-yard backstroke and 500-yard free.

"Today's meet showed us several things that we need to concentrate on for upcoming swims, especially for the end of the semester," stated WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the meet.

The Colonials return to action at Lehman College on Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m.