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North Breaks 400IM Record As Elms Swimming Falls To Norwich

Colleen Humel Photography
Colleen Humel Photography

CHICOPEE, MASS. – The Elms College women's swim team came up two-tenths of a second short of a victory over Norwich on Saturday, falling 126-117, while the Blazer men fell 202-54 to the Cadets.

The Blazer and Cadet women were tied 113-113 heading into the final event, the 200-meter freestyle relay. The Elms and Norwich 'A' relays were neck and neck throughout the race but it was the Cadets who touched the wall first to clinch the team win. Norwich's relay finished in 2:05-59, just ahead of the Blazer relay which was second in 2:05.78.

Brittany North broke the program record in the women's 400 individual medley (5:56.04), finishing second behind Norwich's Megan Duffy, who broke the pool record in 5:33.01.

Eddie Capoldo paced the Blazer men with a second-place finish in the 50-meter breaststroke (34.61) and a third-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:18.48).

The Blazers return to action on Jan. 16 when Western New England and Colby-Sawyer visit Partyka Natatorium at 1:00 p.m.