WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- For the fourth time in five weeks, Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Megan Lasto (Orange) has been named Swimmer-of-the-Week by the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA), announced today. Lasto was named top swimmer in the eighth weekly NEISDA report. Eastern had not yet opened its season through the first three reports of the year.
After becoming the first Eastern swimmer to win an event at the Connecticut Cup as a freshman in 2017, Lasto followed it up by winning three events and breaking a program record as the Warriors repeated their fourth-place finish at the fourth annual championship Saturday at the Wesleyan University Natatorium.
At the Connecticut Cup, Lasto won the 400 individual medley again – this time breaking the eight-year-old record with a time of 4:40.22 – and added wins in the 200 individual medley (2:12.72) and 200 breaststroke (2:30.24) – events where she finished second a year ago. Her time in the 200 IM was just a little more than a half-second off the record that she set in that event at last year's NEISDA Championships. . Her time in the 200 breaststroke was a little less than a second off that mark. Five swimmers won multiple events in the meet, but Lasto and Kristen Durham-Young of Coast Guard were the only triple winners.
Eastern competes at the University of Saint Joseph Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.