Senior Meredith Maki
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team acquitted themselves well on the first day of action at the three-day, New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Division II and III Swimming Championships at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center Friday..
After the first day of action, both teams are in ninth place, the women with 161 points, the men with 59.
For the women, sophomore Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA/Lynn Classical HS/Bryant) was fifth in the 500 free style with an Eastern College Athletic Conference b cut time of 5:18.08, sophomore Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) broke the school record in the 50 yard breaststroke when she finished 13th in 33.00 seconds, senior Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/ Wachusett Regional HS) was 11th in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:16.59 and 13th in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:19.78, junior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS) was 11th in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:19.11, and the 400 yard medley relay team of Maki, Cooper, Kidney and Conlon finished seventh in 4:15.12.
For the men, junior Kevin Janofsky (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS) was 10th in the 200 yard individual medley in 2:09.80.
"We had some great swims tonight," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "Our team trained really hard this intersession, and we are excited to see their hard work paying off. We are hoping for bigger and better times during the next two days."
The meet will continue Saturday and conclude Sunday.