Feb. 27, 2009
BRISTOL, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's swimming team is in fourth place in a 13-team field after the first day of action at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Men's Division II and III Championships at the Roger Williams University Recreation Center.
The Corsairs scored 119 points, seven points behind the host Hawks. Keene State is first with 235 points.
The men's 200 yard freestyle relay team of sophomore David Adams (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS), freshman Chris Currier-Haymes (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS), freshman Tom Silva (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS) and sophomore Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) finished sixth in 1:31.33.
Johnson was second in the 100 butterfly in 52.64, sophomore Steve Szarek (Middletown, CT/Middletown HS) was fourth in the 50 yard breaststroke in 28.37 seconds, Silva was 11th in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:06.49, Johnson was third in the 50 freestyle in 22.52 seconds, and the 400 yard medley relay team of Silva, Szarek, Johnson and Adams was fifth in 3:44.18.
In one-meter diving, junior Matt Fahey (New Bedford, MA/Middleboro HS) was second with 402 points, senior Andrew Dibenedetto (North Andover, MA/North Andover HS) was third with 394.40 points, and sophomore Bryan Riddick (Waterbury, CT/Sacred Heart HS) eighth with 324.90 points.
"We are swimming extremely well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "We are hitting our taper perfectly and are hoping to continue the great swimming and diving through the three days. Everyone swam personal bests today."
The meet will continue Saturday and conclude Sunday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH SWIMMING