Women's Swimming Finishes Seventh at Little East Championship

2018-19 Women's Swimming Team Photo

North Dartmouth, Mass.--Freshman Wenona Alexander (Warwick, RI) registered three top-10 finishes to lead the Rhode Island College women's swimming team to a seventh place (seven teams) finish at the 2019 Little East Conference Championship, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Saturday.

THE BASICS
• The Anchorwomen finished with 48.0 points, while Keene State took home the team title with 535.0 points. 

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Alexander finished sixth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.46) and was ninth in both the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.18) and the 400-yard IM (5:22.17). She also had the anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished seventh (4:29.69).

• Senior Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) was 11th in the 500-yard freestyle (6:54.94) and had a 16th place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (2:36.01). Lane swam the lead leg of the seventh place 200-yard medley relay (2:20.91) and also had the second leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished seventh (4:29.69).

• Freshman Mary McBride (Rumford, RI) took 12th in the 500-yard freestyle (6:59.23) and was 22nd in the 100-yard freestyle (1:06.45). She had the anchor leg of the seventh place 200-yard medley relay (2:20.91) and also had the third leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished seventh (4:29.69).

• Freshman Athena Sampalis (West Greenwich, RI) finished 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:56.63) and was 18th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.51). Sampalis swam the third leg of the seventh place 200-yard medley relay (2:20.91) and had the lead leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished seventh (4:29.69).

• Sophomore Emily Butterfield (Cranston, RI) took 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:32.89), 28th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:14.13) and was 29th in the 50-yard freestyle (31.45). She also had the second leg of the seventh place 200-yard medley relay (2:20.91). 

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to MIT for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship on Feb. 21-24.