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WestConn Women's Swimming finishes sixth at LEC Championships

WestConn Women's Swimming finishes sixth at LEC Championships

DARTMOUTH, MA. - The Western Connecticut State University women's swimming and diving team finished in sixth place in the 16-event Little East Conference Championships at Tripp Natatorium on Saturday afternoon.

After totaling 535 points and winning half of the events, Keene State College captured its 13th consecutive LEC title, and the 16th in program history.

Freshman standout Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY) paced the Colonials as she earned 32 of the team's 88 total points. Her best finish on Saturday was fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:22.34.  She placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle (26.30), seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:45.41) and eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.20).

Classmate Hope Johnsky (Bristol, CT) added a dozen points as she finished in fifth place in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in 1:12.72, and clocking in at 5:35.74 in the 400-individual medley, good enough for an 11th-place finish.

WestConn's 400-yard freestyle relay team placed fifth with a time of 4:28.85.  Sara Tomporowski (Southbury, CT), Annelise Alfieri (Southington, CT), Gwen Dascenzo (Stratford, CT) and Ourania Koutoumba (Danbury, CT) earned 20 points for their finish.

2019 LEC Swimming & Diving Team Standings

1. Keene State - 535   
2. UMass Dartmouth - 281.5
3. Westfield State - 234   
4. Eastern Connecticut - 210.5
5. Plymouth State - 129   
6. Western Connecticut - 88
7. Rhode Island College - 48