Western New England Opens 2017-18 Season at CCC Invitational

Photo by Larry Radner/Lifetouch
Photo by Larry Radner/Lifetouch

Elliott & Mangiaratti post New England Championship "A" cut times

BRISTOL, R.I. (October 21, 2017) –
The Western New England University women's swimming team opened its 2017-18 season at the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Invitational on Saturday at Roger Williams University's Aquatics Center. 

Western New England finished seventh in the seven-team field with 17 points. Roger Williams won the team title with 257 points in the 24-event meet, while UMass Dartmouth (55) and Regis (55) tied for second and Clark University (48) and the University of New England (45) rounded out the top five.

Top Performers
• Sophomore Emily Elliott (Cortland, N.Y.) was among two Golden Bears to post New England Championship "A" cut times, as she finished 18th of 30 swimmers in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:34.32. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Elliott registered a "B" cut time (1:20.07) and placed 13th.
• Making her collegiate debut, freshman Lauren Mangiaratti (Ashland, Mass.) turned in an "A" cut effort in the 100-breaststroke, placing sixth and earning a time of 1:16.92. Mangiaratti also registered a "B" cut time in the 200-yard individual medley (2:37.99), where she finished 25th.
• Senior Erika Sheinhait (Framingham, Mass.) posted a pair of strong performances in the 50 (27.89) and 100-yard freestyle (1:02.14), both of which qualify as "B" cut times.

Up Next
Western New England will be back in action on Friday at the Blue Jay Pentathlon, hosted by the University of St. Joseph.