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Cecco Wins Second Diving Title In Two Days

Danielle Cecco won her second diving title in two days.

Oct. 29, 2011


STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut junior Karim Zayed (Montreal, Que.) won the 100-yard freestyle in 47.28 seconds and the 100-butterfly in 51.54 second as both the Huskies' men's and women's swimming and diving teams wrapped up a two-day quad meet with Rutgers, Georgetown and Villanova on Saturday.

The UConn men beat Villanova 254-98 and Georgetown 255-92. Villanova beat Georgetown 188-161. The UConn women lost to Villanova 197-155 and Rutgers 204-149, but beat Georgetown 286-67. The Rutgers women beat Villanova 200-153 and Georgetown 297.5-55.5 and Villanova beat Georgetown 267-86.

Other UConn winners on the day were: freshman Lachezar Shumkov (Sofia, Bulgaria) in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:08.76. Shumkov won a total of three events in the two day meet. Freshman Sawyer Franz (Pine, Colo.) won the 400-yard IM in 4:11.11 and sophomore Keith Piper won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:53.67. Junior Grant Fecteau (Delmar, N.Y.) won the one-meter diving with 289.55 points after winning the three-meters on Friday.

The UConn women were led by junior Danielle Cecoo (Hicksville, N.Y.), who won the three-meter diving with 325.05 points after winning the one-meters on Friday.

Cecco broke both the one-meter and three-meter pool records at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium this weekend.

In addition, she and Fecteau have already qualified for the end of season NCAA Zone Diving Championships in the one and three meter. It is the first time in school history that divers have qualified for the Zones after the first meet of the year.



The teams return to action next Saturday when they travel to Army for a noon meet.