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Women’s Swimming Settles for Second-Place Finish at Connecticut Cup

Tiernan Shea

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Freshman Tiernan Shea (Grafton, Mass.) won two backstroke events in leading the Connecticut College women's swimming team to a second-place finish among seven schools at the Connecticut Cup on Saturday afternoon at Wesleyan.

The Camels, who entered the day having won four straight Connecticut Cups, finished with 513.5 points. Coast Guard dethroned the squad by finishing with 520.5 points, while Wesleyan rounded out the top three with 507 points.

Shea remained undefeated in backstroke events this season by registering times of 27.27 and 57.78 seconds in the 50 and 100 back, respectively. She most notably bettered the rest of the field in the 100 back by more than three seconds.

Junior Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.) and freshman Anika Svoboda (Westford, Mass.) also won an individual event. Ford captured first place in the 50 free in 24.81, while Svodoa triumphed in the 100 free in 54.70.

The Camels also won the 200 free relay to conclude the afternoon on a high note. Sophomore Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Mass.), junior Kenzie Healy (Westport, Conn.), Svoboda and Ford combined for a time of 1:39.86.

Connecticut College will break for final exams and return to action when it faces Grinnell for a dual meet in Naples, Fla. on Monday, Jan. 6.