Swimmers Continue to Do Well at NEISDA Championships

Morgan Cooper and Kim Moore

Morgan Cooper and Kim Moore

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team had another good day on the second 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 Saturday.

After the second day of action, the women are in eighth place with 343 points, while the men are in 12th place with 73 points.

For the women, senior Kim Moore (Billerica, MA/Billerica HS) was seventh in the 1000 yard freestyle in 11:19.77, , junior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS) finished 12th in the 400 yard individual medley in 5:00.96, sophomore Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA/Lynn Classical HS/Bryant) was fourth in the 200 freestyle in an ECAC Open a cut time of 1:58.00, while sophomore Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) was 10th in 2:02.32, senior Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/ Wachusett Regional HS) was 14th in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.09, and the 800 freestyle relay team of Cooper, Conlon, Maki and Kidney broke the school record of 8:16.49 when they finished fifth in 8:11.45.

For the men, freshman Michael Gryss (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) was 11th in the 50 yard butterfly in 25.37 seconds.

"We had another great day of swimming," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "The team is on such a high right now, we are excited and full of energy heading into the last day of competition. We still have Katie (Kidney), Morgan (Cooper) and Kim (Moore) in their stronger events and the women's 400 free relay is hoping for a fast swim as well. The men are hoping to continue their season best time as well."

The meet will conclude Sunday.