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UConn Swimming and Diving Split First Scored Meet


UConn Swimming and Diving Split First Scored Meet
Allison Coleman sweeps women’s diving events, six men finish first

STORRS, Conn. (October 28, 2006) – The University of Connecticut men’s swimming and diving team defeated Villanova by a score of 170 to 104 to win the first scored meet of the season. The women fell by a score of 165-135. The Huskies had a total of 18 first place finishes out of 32 events on Saturday afternoon in the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.

The men were led by senior Tristan Jones (Canberra, Australia) who collected wins in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Sophomore Adrian Astiz (Bethesda, Md.) also posted wins in the 100 backstroke and 200 breaststroke.

Sophomores Katie DeVinney (Avondale, Ariz.) and Lisa Shelps (Quakertown, Pa.) had two first place finishes each. Shelps was the top finisher in the 100 backstroke and the 50 freestyle. DeVinney took first in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.

Diving was led by Allison Coleman (New Caanan, Conn.) who swept both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. Senior Michael Clifford (West Islip, Conn.) was the one-meter diving winner for the men.

Picking up wins for the men were Frisk Driscoll (Westport, Conn.), Nick Acquavito (Freeport, N.Y.), Tod Pesses (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Jules Alexandre (Wallingford, Conn.).

Sophomore Kristalynn Kempton (Glen Head, N.Y.) also had a first place finish for the women.

UConn swimming and diving will be back in action on Saturday, November 4, when they travel to Piscataway, N.J. to take on Rutgers University, meet time is scheduled for 1 p.m.