KEENE, N.H. – Keene State College captured 15 of the 16 events Wednesday evening and defeated rival Plymouth State University, 176-107, in a women’s swimming and diving meet at Spaulding Gym Pool.
KSC freshman Kristine Trutor (Holden, Mass.) began the meet by breaking the school for the 50 backstroke (28.93) as the lead off leg in the 200 medley relay. She broke the mark of 29.12 set Seanna Matthews in 1998. It’s the fourth record set by Trutor this season. She previously set new marks in the 100 IM, 100 back, and 200 back events. Trutor also swam to a win in the 100 backstroke race (1:01.74).
Freshman Alea Paddock (Newbury, N.H.) was a triple winner for KSC. She touched the wall first in the 200 free (2:05.85), 200 breast (2:38.51), and the 200 IM (2:22.34). Senior Devon Trabilsy (Hillsborough, N.J.), Katlin Pryor (Jaffrey, N.H.), and freshman diver Chelsea Peruccio (Glastonbury, Conn.) were double winners for the Owls. Trabilsy won the 1,000 free (11:26.56) and 100 breast (1:15.78), Pryor placed first in the 100 free (56.50) and 200 fly (2:23.18), and Peruccio captured both the one-meter (189.40 points) and three-meter (176.55 points) diving events.
Other winners for the Owls included junior Kelly Widman (Middlebury, Conn.) in the 50 free (26.33), Megan Flynn (Farmington, Conn.) in the 200 back (2:21.05) and Katie Allenson (Clifton Park, N.Y.) in the 500 free (5:39.96).
Freshman Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) posted the only win for the Panthers in the 100 butterfly race (1:06.70).
Keene State, undefeated (5-0) in dual meet competition, has won all nine meets against the Panthers since moving to Division III in the 1997-98 season.
The Owl women compete again on Saturday at Eastern Connecticut (12 p.m.). The Panthers, 1-5 overall, return home for a dual meet on Saturday against Saint Joseph College (1:00 p.m).
(Courtesy of Keene State Sports Information)
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