Matt Fahey Achieves National Qualifying Mark at NEISDA Championships

Matt Fahey Achieves National Qualifying Mark at NEISDA Championships

Feb. 28, 2009

Final Stats

BRISTOL, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's swimming team is in sixth place in a 13-team field after the second 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 have 181 points, 11 behind St. Michael's and 96 more than Colby-Sawyer. Keene State is in first place with 447.

In three-meter diving, junior Matt Fahey (New Bedford, MA/Middleboro HS) leads after the preliminary round with 459.80 points, which is an NCAA Division III qualifying score. Fahey will now be considered for an invitation to the NCAA Division III Championships in two weeks. Senior Andrew Dibenedetto (North Andover, MA/North Andover HS) is fifth with 362.10 points, and sophomore Bryan Riddick (Waterbury, CT/Sacred Heart HS) is sixth with 343.80.

Other highlights included sophomore Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS), third in the 50 yard butterfly in 24.44 seconds and sophomore David Adams (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS), ninth in the 50 butterfly in 25.46, junior Andrew Adams (Palmer, MA/Palmer HS), 12th in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.90, sophomore Steve Szarek (Middletown, CT/Middletown HS), sixth in the 100 backstroke, and freshman Tom Silva (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS), 11th in the 100 backstroke.

The 200 medley relay team of Silva, Szarek, Johnson and David Adams finished fifth in 1:41.69, while the 800 freestyle relay team of sophomore Joe Krzystofik (Chicopee, MA/Chicopee HS), Andrew Adams, Silva and Szarek was seventh in 7:53.07.

"We are continuing to swim well, heading into the third and final day of competition," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta.

The meet will conclude Sunday.