Madden, 200-Free Relay Earn NEWMAC Weekly Awards

Madden, 200-Free Relay Earn NEWMAC Weekly Awards

Second-straight week Wheaton has claimed both awards

NORTON, Mass. – For the second-straight week, Wheaton College women's swimming senior Adrianne Madden (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) and a Lyons' relay team have earned weekly swimming honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), it was announced by the league office earlier today.

At the two-day Wheaton Invitational, Madden took part in four separate first place finishes including a pair of relays and individual events. Madden touched first in the 50-free with a time of 24.35-seconds and the 100-back in 1:02.43. Madden also aided the Lyon's 200-free relay to first place honors in 1:40.06 and the 400-medley relay in 4:13.04.

Wheaton's 200-free relay consisting of Madden, sophomore Courtney Leach (Gilford, N.H./Gilford), freshman Lindsey Thomsen (Gorham, Maine/Gorham) and junior co-captain Cara Morris (Irvington, N.Y./Irvington) placed first overall in the event with a time of 1:40.06 to claim NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week accolades.

The Lyons lead all women's swimming and diving programs with four NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week selections this season. Since the start of the award, Wheaton has had its 400-free, 200-medley, 400-medley and 200-free relays all honored by the conference. The NEWMAC office added Relay Team of the Week awards this season on both the men's and women's side to its weekly honor roll to recognize noteworthy relay performances across the conference.

Wheaton returns to action on Thursday, February 20 for day one of the NEWMAC Championships, hosted by WPI, at 5:45 p.m. The following three days of the event will all begin with time trials at 10 a.m. and finals later on in the evening.

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Adrianne Madden Courtney Leach Lindsey Thomsen Cara Morris