Women's Swimming & Diving Set Two School Records; Sarett Garnered All-NEISDA Honors on Day Two

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Husson University women's swimming & diving team broke two school records and junior Lara Sarett garnered All-NEISDA honors during day two of the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships held on Friday at the University of Rhode Island.

In Friday morning's preliminaries, Sarett qualified in third place for the evening finals with a time of 31.39 seconds in the 50 breast. She then posted a finals time of 30.43 seconds in the 50 breast as she eclipsed her previous HU mark of 30.92 seconds set at the 2016 NEISDA Championship meet to place second overall, recording the highest finish by an Eagle swimmer in program history.

The Eagles' 200 free relay squad featuring Sarett, freshman Leslie Donlin, sophomore Peabody and freshman Keeli Wood eclipsed the school record in the event with a preliminary time of 1:50.51. The foursome broke the old mark of 1:51.23 set by Sarett, sophomore Ashley Clark, Peabody and junior Amber Britton at last year's NEISDA Championship meet.

The Husson women's squad sits in 15th place with 86 team points after day two. Roger Williams University leads the pack with 606 points while Simmons College (526), Keene State College (488), Brandeis University (355) and University of New England (247) round out the top five.

THE RUNDOWN – PRELIMS:

  • Sarett, Donlin, Peabody and Wood combined to post a 17th place finish in the 200 Free Relay (1:50.51).
  • Clark was 23rd in the 500 Free (5:54.07).
  • Sarett placed 3rd in the 50 Breast (31.39).
  • Sophomore Kassidy Harris finished 25th in the 50 Breast (35.24).
  • Wood was 26th in the 50 Breast (35.34).
  • Donlin was 41st in the 50 Free (28.59).
  • The group of Donlin, Harris, Clark and Peabody finished 19th in the 400 Free Relay (4:42.58).

THE RUNDOWN – FINALS:

  • Sarett took 2nd in the 50 Breast (30.43), an effort with 28 points.

Action resumes on Saturday, February 18 at the Tootell Aquatic Center with the preliminary events starting at 10:00 a.m. and the finals kicking off at 6:00 p.m.