Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Fifth at Connecticut Cup

Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Fifth at Connecticut Cup

Middletown, Conn. - First-year Julia Albino finished second in the 50-yard fly while classmate Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) placed top-five in two events to pace the Trinity College women's swimming and diving team to a fifth-place finish at the Connecticut Cup on Saturday in Middletown. Trinity finished over 100 points ahead of sixth-place Western Connecticut State and just 26 points behind fourth-place Eastern Connecticut State.

Albino's 50-yard fly time of 27.51 was good for a second place finish on the day, just over a second off the first-place time of 26.21. Ettinger placed fifth in both the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:55.98, and also in the 200-yard fly. Fellow rookie Nina Tzianabos (Reading, Mass.) claimed sixth place in a competitive 50-yard freestyle race, finishing less than two seconds off lead.

"Overall we had some nice performances given the physical state the team is in," said Head Coach Carlos Vega. "Coming off a very hard week of training we performed well against some very good competition."

Trinity returns to action next Saturday when they travel to Clark University for a dual-meet scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. 

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