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Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Split with SUNY Maritime

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Split with SUNY Maritime

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University men's and women's swimming and diving squads hosted SUNY Maritime at the O'Neill Center Pool on Thursday evening. The women captured a 117-66 victory, while the men were downed, 156-68. 

Sophomores Hope Johnsky (Bristol, CT) and Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY) paced the Colonial women, each notching a pair of first place showings, while classmates David Lawrence (Newtown, CT) and Luke Forsberg (New Fairfield, CT) led the men, each winning a race. 

Johnsky got things rolling for the hosts when she touched the wall in 12:31.20 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Lawrence earned his victory in the ensuing men's event, finishing in 11:13.58. 

Henry snagged honors in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:10.93 before Johnsky racked up her second victory in the 200-yard IM in 2:32.77. Forsberg would then take home the top spot in the following event at 2:14.24. Henry returned to the pool, shortly thereafter, and notched first in the 100-yard backstroke, 1:08.95. 

Sophomore Drew Worden (Warren, CT) also pierced the win column for the Colonials in the lone diving event of the night. He outdueled SUNY Maritime's Matthew Daghir in the three-meter, 223.50 – 100.95. 

"We swam well and have been improving," said WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the meet. "I'm looking forward to seeing how we progress during this next week before our next meet," she added.

WestConn returns to action Saturday, November 16 at FDU-Florham.