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Groux Wins LEC Diving, Fitzsimmons Sets School Record in 200 Fly

Fitzsimmons swims the butterfly. (Dave Fried photo)
Fitzsimmons swims the butterfly. (Dave Fried photo)

Seniors Monique Groux (Agawam, Mass.) and Shannon Fitzsimmons (Andover, Mass.) paced Westfield State University swimming and diving to a third place finish at the 2019 Little East Conference Championship meet at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday.

Groux won the 3 meter diving event, while Fitzsimmons set a school record in finishing second in the 200 butterfly.

Fitzsimmons swam 2:19.62 in the 200 fly, breaking the 25-year old record of 2:19.8 set by Ellicia Santangelo Romo in 1994.    Fitzsimmons added a fourth place finish in the 100 fly as well.

Groux totaled 229.95 in the 3-meter diving.  She also took second-place in the 1-meter diving with a score of 236.40.

Westfield State totaled 234 points. Keene State won the meet with a team total of 535, UMass Dartmouth was second with 281.5

The Owls will be idle next weekend, before competing at the NEISDA Championships at M.I.T. on February 21-24.