Western swims to third place finish in 2011 LEC Championships


NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA (Feb. 4) — After trailing by nearly six seconds, the Western Connecticut State University 200 Yard Medley Relay team of Kathie Meerman (Danbury, CT), Nancy XU (Middlebury, CT), Danielle Leprine (New Fairfield, CT), and Beth Magin (Brookfield, CT) came storming back in the final two legs to touch out in-state rival Eastern Connecticut and capture first place in the open event of the 2011 Little East Conference Championships hosted by UMass Dartmouth. The Colonials finished the meet in third place overall with a score off 211 points, just behind Eastern (274), but well off the pace set by Keene State (588).