Swimmers Shine at Louise Goodrum Invitational
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team performed well at the first annual Louise Goodrum Invitational at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday.
No team scores were recorded at the meet.
Top performers for the women included freshman Caroline Corcoran (West Boylston, MA/ West Boylston), who won the 50 yard butterfly in 28.45 seconds and was third in the 200 yard freestyle in 2:06.23. Junior Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA / Lynn Classical) was second in the 50 yard butterfly in 29.70 seconds, third in the 50 yard freestyle in 27.16, and sixth in the 50 yard butterfly in 29.82. Senior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) was second in the 100 yard freestyle in 57.76 seconds, third in the 50 yard breaststroke in 33.77, and sixth in the 50 yard butterfly in 29.82 seconds. Corcoran, senior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS), Kidney and Cooper were second in the 200 yard freestyle relay in 1:48.26, while freshman Caissie Niles (Raynham, MA/Bridgewater-Raynham HS), Cooper, Corcoran and Kidney were third in the 200 yard medley relay in 2:01.47.
For the men, freshman Bryan Baranick (Assonet, MA/Apponequet HS) was first in the 100 yard butterfly in 58.45 seconds and the 200 yard individual medley in 2:10.40 and second in the 50 yard freestyle on 24.51 seconds. Freshman Justin Floeck (Middleboro, MA/Middleboro HS) won the 50 yard freestyle in 23.91 seconds and the 50 yard butterfly in 27.08 seconds. Sophomore Michael Gryss (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) won the 50 yard breaststroke in 29.93 seconds and the 100 yard butterfly in 59.79, while senior Kevin Janofsky (Brookfield, CT/ Brookfield HS) took second in the 200 yard individual medley in 2:17.05 and third in both the 50 yard breaststroke in 31.45 seconds and the 100 yard backstroke in 1:08.23. The 200 yard medley relay team of Baranick, Janofsky, Gryss and Floeck was first in 1:49.02, while the team of sophomore Timothy Doucette (Middleboro, MA/Middleboro HS), Baranick, Janofsky and Floeck was victorious in the 200 yard freestyle relay in 1:36.69.
"We had many great swims today, and to date have qualified 16 athletes to participate in the New England Championships in February," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "We hosted this event in honor of Louise's spirit, one that allows athletes to compete in any event and at any distance, providing them an opportunity to experience swimming in races that their coaches may not be able to allow them to swim in a regular dual meet."
The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Bentley next Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH SWIMMING