First-year swimmers dominate for Hound swimmers at NEISDA

February 21, 2010

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. --- Assumption College dominated by first-year swimmers finished sixth in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association championships this past weekend at the White River Athletic Club.

The Greyhounds totalled 344 points---an increase of 203 points from their 2009 first-year performance. Freshman swimmers JENNIFER RYAN (Weston, FL/Saint Thomas Aquinas) (91.5 points), AMANDA GUY (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet) (84.5 points) and KAITLIN OWEN (Bridgewater, MA/Coyle Cassidy) (58.0 points) were the "big three" for the Hounds totalling 234 points, while sophomore JILL CAPADANNO (Dracut, MA/Dracut) finished with 68.5 points.

Guy was the individual standout with three career-bests, all team records, in the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.04) and the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.45). She did a career-best and team-record 56.09 in the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay event.

Ryan swam a career-best and team-record 2:16.93 to finish third in the 200-yard individual medley to highlight her performance.

Owen did career-best times in the 200-yard backstroke (2:19.84), the 200-yard individual medley (2:19.83) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:57.36). Her time in the 200-yard backstroke prelim qualifyer is also a team record.

Capadanno, who scored 59.5 points to lead the team in last year's event, had career-bests in both the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.49) and the 400 yard individual medley (5:02.93). The 100-yard butterfly mark is also a team standard.

The team also set new marks in four of the five relay events.


FINAL TEAM SCORES: 1, Keene State (924); 2, Bentley (802); 3, Eastern Connecticut (709); 4, Roger Williams (570.5); 5, Westfield State (353); 6, Assumption (344); 6, Saint Michael's (344); 8, Simmons (339); 9, Plymouth State (325); 10, New England (322); 10, Western Connecticut State (322); 12, Massachusetts Dartmouth (280); 13, Elms (206); 14, Regis (116); 15, Saint Joseph's, Ct. (114); 16, Colby-Sawyer (95.5); 17, Bridgewater State (84); 17, Western New England (84); 19, Norwich (68); 20, Saint Joseph's, Me. (43); 21, Husson, Me. (42); 22, Gordon (35)


JILL CAPADANNO (68.5 points) (So., Dracut, MA/Dracut): 10, 100-yard butterfly (1:04.71) (prelim); 10, 100-yard butterfly (1:02.49) (final) (11 points) (CAREER BEST) (TEAM RECORD); 11, 400-yard individual medley (5:04.75) (prelim); 10, 400-yard individual medley (5:02.93) (final) (11 points) (CAREER BEST); 8, 200-yard butterfly (2:24.08) (prelim); 9, 200-yard butterfly (2:21.15) (final) (12 points)

Relays: 9, 200-yard freestyle relay (1:46.25) (6 points); 10, 200 yard freestyle relay prelim (1:46.85); 4, 800-yard freestyle relay (final) (8:20.39) (10 points); 12, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:00.86); 12, 200-yard medley final (2:02.01) (4.5 points); 7, 400-yard medley relay prelim (4:18.98); 9, 400-yard medley relay final (4:18.81) (6 points); 7, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:48.55) (final) (8 points)

CAROLINA CORREA (3 points) (Fr., Pawtucket, RI/Charles Shea): 29, 200-yard backstroke (2:28.23) (prelim) (CAREER BEST); 28, 100 yard backstroke (1:09.04) (prelim); 17, 50-yard backstroke (31.64) (prelim); 16, 50-yard backstroke (31.02) (final) (3 points)

Relays: NR, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:04.45)

KENDELL DUNPHY (So., Wareham, MA/Wareham): 26, 500-yard freestyle (6:16.81) (prelim); 27, 1,000-yard freestyle (12:37.15) (prelim)

JILL FOLEY (Jr., Northampton, MA/Northampton): 27, 100-yard butterfly (1:09.29) (prelim); 30, 400-yard individual medley (5:31.19) (prelim) (CAREER BEST); 20, 200-yard butterfly (2:33.74) (prelim) (CAREER BEST)

AMANDA GUY (84.5 points) (Fr., Lakeville, MA/Apponequet): 5, 500-yard freestyle (5:21.04) (prelim) (CAREER BEST) (TEAM RECORD); 4, 500-yard freestyle (5:24.52) (final) (20 points); 3, 200-yard freestyle (2:00.45) prelim (CAREER BEST) (TEAM RECORD); 5, 200-yard freestyle (2:01.61) (final) (19 points); 9, 100-yard freestyle (57.07) (prelim); 10, 100-yard freestyle (57.15) (final) (11 points) . . . she swam a (CAREER BEST) and (TEAM RECORD) 100-yard freestyle in the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay final (56.09)

Relays: 9, 200-yard freestyle relay (1:46.25) (6 points); 10, 200 yard freestyle relay prelim (1:46.85); 4, 800-yard freestyle relay (final) (8:20.39) (10 points); 12, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:00.86); 12, 200-yard medley final (2:02.01) (4.5 points); 7, 400-yard medley relay prelim (4:18.98); 9, 400-yard medley relay final (4:18.81) (6 points); 7, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:48.55) (final) (8 points)

KATIE JANKOWSKI (17 points) (Fr., Walpole, MA/Walpole): 16, 200-yard individual medley (2:27.04) (prelim); 14, 200-yard individual medley (2:25.42) (final) (5 points) (CAREER BEST); 16, 200-yard freestyle (2:09.04) prelim; 15, 200-yard freestyle (2:06.99) (final) (4 points) (CAREER BEST); 19, 100-yard freestyle (59.19) (prelim)

Relays: NR, 200-yard freestyle relay prelim (1:52.22); 10, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:54.96) (prelim); NR, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:04.45); 7, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:48.55) (final) (8 points)

KASEY LA LIBERTE (Fr., Pawtucket, RI/Bishop Feehan): 25, 50 yard breaststroke (36.83) (prelim); 23, 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.03) (prelim); 21, 200-yard breaststroke (2:56.73) (prelim)

Relays: NR, 200-yard freestyle relay prelim (1:52.22); NR, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:04.45)

KERI LA MONTAGNE (Fr., Manchester, NH/Trinity): 26, 200-yard individual medley (2:33.88) (prelim) (CAREER BEST); 29, 100-yard breaststroke (1:22.68) (prelim); 22, 200-yard breaststroke (2:58.19) (prelim)

Relays: NR, 200-yard freestyle relay prelim (1:52.22); 10, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:54.96) (prelim)

LAURA MICCICHE (4 points) (Sr., Framingham, MA/Framingham): 22, 500-yard freestyle (5:53.54) (prelim) (CAREER BEST); 21, 1,000-yard freestyle (12:06.58) (prelim) (CAREER BEST); 15, 1,650-yard freestyle (20:18.37) (final) (CAREER BEST) (4 points)

SHANNON MURTAGH (10.5 points) (Sr., Cranston, RI/Cranston): 20, 50-yard freestyle (27.37) (prelim); 28, 100-yard breaststroke (1:20.48) (prelim); 29, 100-yard freestyle (1:01.68) (prelim)

Relays: 9, 200-yard freestyle relay (1:46.25) (6 points); 10, 200 yard freestyle relay prelim (1:46.85); 10, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:54.96) (prelim); 12, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:00.86); 12, 200-yard medley final (2:02.01) (4.5 points)

KAITLIN OWEN (58 points) (Fr., Bridgewater, MA/Coyle Cassidy): 11, 200-yard backstroke (2:19.84) (prelim); 11, 200-yard backstroke (2:19.83) (final) (10 points) (CAREER BEST) (TEAM RECORD); 5, 400-yard individual medley (4:58.21) (prelim); 5, 400-yard individual medley (4:57.36) (final) (19 points) (CAREER BEST); 8, 1,650-yard freestyle (19:20.19) (final) (13 points)

Relays: NR, 200-yard freestyle relay prelim (1:52.22); 10, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:54.96) (prelim); 4, 800-yard freestyle relay (final) (8:20.39) (10 points); 7, 400-yard medley relay prelim (4:18.98); 9, 400-yard medley relay final (4:18.81) (6 points)

JENNIFER RYAN (91.5 points) (Fr., Weston, FL/Saint Thomas Aquinas): 3, 200-yard individual medley (2:17.40) (prelim); 3, 200-yard individual medley (2:16.93) (final) (21 points) (TEAM RECORD); 4, 400 yard individual medley (4:56.45) (prelim); 4, 400-yard individual medley (4:55.99) (final) (20 points); 9, 200-yard butterfly (2:24.53) (prelim); 7, 200-yard butterly (2:18.89) (final) (16 points)

Relays: 9, 200-yard freestyle relay (1:46.25) (6 points); 10, 200 yard freestyle relay prelim (1:46.85); 4, 800-yard freestyle relay (final) (8:20.39) (10 points); 12, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:00.86); 12, 200-yard medley final (2:02.01) (4.5 points); 7, 400-yard medley relay prelim (4:18.98); 9, 400-yard medley relay final (4:18.81) (6 points); 7, 400-yard freestyle relay (3:48.55) (final) (8 points)

JESSICA WOLTER (7 points) (Jr., Stonington, CT/Stonington): 24, 100-yard butterfly (1:08.12) (prelim); 15, 200-yard freestyle (2:08.66) prelim; 16, 200-yard freestyle (2:07.54) (final) (3 points) (CAREER BEST); 16, 200-yard butterfly (2:28.83) (prelim); 15, 200-yard butterfly (2:28.00) (final) (4 points)

Relays: NR, 200-yard medley relay prelim (2:04.45)


200-yard freestyle relay (24 points)

10, Amanda GUY, Jen RYAN, Jill CAPADANNO, Shannon MURTAGH, 1:46.85 (prelim)

9, Amanda GUY, Jen RYAN, Jill CAPADANNO, Shannon MURTAGH, 1:46.25 (final) (24 points) (TEAM RECORD)

NR, Katie JANKOWSKI, Kaitlin OWEN, Kasey LALIBERTE, Keriann LAMONTAGNE, 1:52.22 (prelim)

400-yard freestyle relay (32 points)

10, Katie JANKOWSKI, Shannon MURTAGH, Keri LAMONTAGNE, Kaitlin OWEN, 3:54.96 (prelim)

7, Amanda GUY, Jill CAPADANNO, Jennifer RYAN, Katie JANKOWSKI, 3:48.55 (final) (32 points) (TEAM RECORD)

800-yard freestyle relay (40 points)

4, Amanda GUY, Jill CAPADANNO, Jen RYAN, Kaitlin OWEN, 8:20.39 (final) (40 points) (TEAM RECORD)

200-yard medley relay (18 points)

12, Amanda GUY, Jen RYAN, Jill CAPADANNO, Shannon MURTAGH, 2:00.86 (prelim)

12, Amanda GUY, Jen RYAN, Jill CAPADANNO, Shannon MURTAGH, 2:02.01 (final) (18 points)

NR, Carolina CORREA, Kasey LALIBERTE, Jess WOLTER, Katie JANKOWSKI, 2:04.45 (prelim)

400-yard medley relay (24 points)

7, Kaitlin OWEN, Jen RYAN, Jill CAPADANNO, Amanda GUY, 4:18.98 (prelim)

9, Kaitlin OWEN, Jen RYAN, Jill CAPADANNO, Amanda GUY, 4:18.81 (final) (24 points) (TEAM RECORD)