Women's Swimming


  Laura Whelton
Laura Whelton


Wrentham, Mass.

High School:
Bishop Feehan HS




2005-06 Update (Junior): At Connecticut Invitational (10/15) finsihed eighth (2:05.17) in the 200-yard free and fifth (5:31.19) in the 500-yard free... At Army (11/18), took third place in the 100 Yard Freestyle in 11:00.57...Placed fourth in the 500 Yard Freestyle wiht a time of 5:25.29...Finished fourth in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay wiht Cecelia Jenkins, Leighanne Kevil, and Devon Moran... Earned a second place finish (11:10.02) in the 1,000 Free against Stony Brook (10/29) and posted her best time (11:07.06) against Boston University (11/12) for a fifth place finish ... Has been strong in the 500-Yard Free finishing third (5:31.72) at Southern Connecticut State, and third again against BU (11/12), posting her lowest time of the season (5:22.20)...Placed 21st (5:18.80) in the 500 Yard Freestyle, 7th (18:22.67) in the 1,650-yard free and 23rd (5:20.72) in the 500-yard free at the Brown Invitational (12/2)...Finished 26th (2:03.16) in the 200-yard free and came in fourth (3:46.86) in the 400-yard freestyle relay... at the Brown Invitational (12/3)... At the Rhode Island Invitational (1/14) finished fourth (11:05.44) in the 1,000 yard-free and came in fourth (11:18.38) at Southern Connecticut State and finished sixth (5:26.45) in the 500-yard free... Against Boston College (1/21) placed third (11:03.66) in the 1,000 yard free and second (5:21.33) in the 500-yard free along with finishing fourth (3:52.19) in the 400-yard freestyle relay... Finished second (10:53.84) in the 1,000-yard free and sixth (5:35.21) in the 500-yard free against CCSU (1/22)... Competed against Fordham (1/28) finishing fourth (10:54.62) in the 1,000 yard-free...

2004-05 (Sophomore): At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19), finished 16th in the 200-yard free (2:00.16) and placed 10th in the 1,650-yard free with a season-best time of 17:59.27 ... recorded her best time of the season in the 200-yard free (1:57.23) and in the 500-yard free (5:14.38) during the A-10 preliminary races ... at Nutmeg Invitational (12/5), recorded a time of 2:00.55 in 200-yard free ... won the 500-free (5:20.48) at Boston University (11/13) ... came in third in 500-free (5:19.61) against Boston College (1/22) ... won the 1,000-yard free at Boston University (11/13) and Stony Brook (10/30) with times of 11:05.51 and 11:15.02, respectively ... best time of the season (10:57.48) in 1,000-yard Free came against Boston College (1/22)

2003-04 (Freshman): At the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5-6) swam season-bests in the 500-yard freestyle (11:15.56) and the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.78) which ranked second and third, respectively, on the team ... also ranked third in the 1,650-yard freestyle (18:31.69) which she set at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21) ... at Fordham (1/31), finished sixth in the 100-yard freestyle (56.84) and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:37.60) ... took third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:31.00) against Southern Connecticut (1/18) ... at Boston College (1/24), placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.07) ... placed sixth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5) ... top UMass finisher against St. John's (11/22) in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:15.56) placing third ... against Boston University (11/8), finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:23.94) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.95) ... started the season with a team-best fourth-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:25.07) at UConn (10/18).

Before UMass: Four year letterwinner at Bishop Feehan High School under the coaching of Rod McGary....her senior year the team ended with a perfect record (12-0) ... school record holder in the 500-yard free ... took 4th place in State Championships in 500 yard free while setting a school record ... team captain senior year... Sun Chronicle All-Star and Pawtucket Times All-Star all four years ... South Coast Conference All-Star all four years ... participated in Bay State Games ... member of the Magnus Aquatic Club coached by Paul Mangelli.

Personal: Born on March 23, 1984 in Lowell, Mass. ... daughter of Richard and Mary Whelton ... majoring in psychology.

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