Pigot wins two
Published: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012 23:10
The UConn women’s swimming and diving team opened up the season with a win against Fordham and Bucknell. The Huskies beat Fordham by a 164.5-125.5 score and Bucknell by a 186.5-113.5 score. The women won a total of eight events throughout the meet. Captains Jordan Bowen, Mary DeMarrais and Kate O’Leary along with the other seniors helped keep the momentum up and lead the team to their first victory of the 2012-2013 season.
Sophomore Chinyere Pigot, who not only swam in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games for her home country, Suriname, but was also selected to carry her nations flag in the 2012 opening ceremonies, had a great start to the season. In the meet on Saturday, she won the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle swim with a time of 24.12 and 52.37, adding to her already decorated record.
The promising diver and record holder, Danielle Cecco, also had a successful meet, winning both the three-meter and one-meter diving events. Scoring 299.40 points for the three-meter and 300.75 points for the one-meter, Cecco proves to be a dominant force to help the Huskies overall win.
Captain and school record holder of four individual events, Jordan Bowen came out on top in both the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:07.28 and 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:24.52.
Newcomer freshman Laura Hyland has been a great addition to the Huskies team. In her first collegiate meet, she won both the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke. The England native scored a time of 1:07.04 on the 100-meter and 2:24.29 in the 200-meter.
The women’s swimming and diving team has shown great potential for a successful 2012-2013 season. With the senior veterans and the commanding underclassmen, the team is set up for a phenomenal season. The Huskies will be put to the test on Friday when they travel to West Point, New York.