Golden Bears Break Five Program Records in 146-98 Win at Elms

Senior Erika Sheinhait posted two event wins in Western New England's victory at Elms on Wednesday (Photo by Chris Marion).
Senior Erika Sheinhait posted two event wins in Western New England's victory at Elms on Wednesday (Photo by Chris Marion).

Sheinhait, Lief, Snider & Mangiaratti all record two wins each for Golden Bears

CHICOPEE, Mass. (January 10, 2018) –
The Western New England University women's swimming team set five program records in a 146-98 victory over Elms College on Wednesday afternoon at Partyka Natatorium.   

Top Performers
• Senior Erika Sheinhait (Framingham, Mass.) was among four Golden Bears to post a pair of event wins. Sheinhait finished first in the 200-meter freestyle (2:22.56) and set a record with her time of 5:07.61 in the 400-freestyle. The senior also set a new program mark in the 50-freestyle (29.53) leading off the Golden Bears' 200-freestyle relay.
• Senior Janelle Lief (San Jose, Calif.) turned in first place efforts in the 50-butterfly (33.63 seconds) and 100-butterfly (1:16.19) to go with a runner-up performance in the 100-freestyle (1:16.98).
• Freshman Lauren Mangiaratti (Ashland, Mass.) swam to first place in both the 100-breaststroke (1:26.11) and 200-breaststroke (3:07.17).
• Sophomore Kayla Snider (Leesburg, Va.) was also victorious in two events, as she placed first in the 50-meter backstroke (33.87 seconds) and the 100-meter backstroke (1:16.38) while setting a program record in the 200-individual medley (2:41.92).
• Senior Jacquelyn Peterson (Beverly, Mass.) registered a second-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle (11:14.76) and later finished third in the 50-meter freestyle (32.77 seconds).
• A pair of Western New England relays also set program records. The 200 medley relay team of Snider, Mangiaratti, Lief and Sheinhait earned a time of 2:13.93, while the 800 freestyle relay of Lief, senior Julia Winer (Longmeadow, Mass.), senior Ali Johnstone (Southwick, Mass.) and junior Sharon Lui (Milton, Mass.) clocked in at 12:02.85.

Up Next
Western New England will be off for a week, before returning to the AHLC Pool to host Gordon College next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.