BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's and women's swim teams opened their 2014-15 seasons with a tri-meet against Colby-Sawyer and Bridgewater State at the 3rd Annual Michael Arsenault Relay's on Saturday afternoon.
The men's team finished in second place overall with a team score of 102, including three first place and six second place finishes. The Bears ranked on top with 128 points, while the Chargers rounded out the standings with 96 points.
The 300 yard freestyle relay team comprised of freshman Mathew Cardona (Attleboro, Mass.), junior Kevin Curley (Raynham, Mass.), TJ Doucette, Jr. (Middleboro, Mass.) and sophomore Grayham Ronan (Millis, Mass.) placed in the top spot with a time of 2:41.82. The Corsairs dominated the field in the 400 yard individual medley relay with a time of 4:18.43, tripping the timer 14 seconds faster than the next finisher. Freshman Nathaniel Groz (Lowell, Mass.), Ronan, senior Michael Gryss, Jr. (New Bedford, Mass.) and freshman Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.) stopped the timer with 2:45.65 on the clock to win the 300 yard butterfly relay.
The women's team finished the meet in third place with a team score of 72 points. Bridgewater State (136) edged out Colby-Sawyer by two points to take the top spot in the standings.
Senior Brooke Garvey (Billerica, Mass.) and sophomore Kendra Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) were the only competitors to compete in the one meter and three meter diving events. Garvey produced a score of 130.95 points in the one meter, while Hebert generated 135.55 points in the three meter.
The Corsairs were runner-ups in the 400 yard medley relay, 200 yard medley relay, 300 yard butterfly relay and the 300 yard backstroke relay.
UMass Dartmouth men's and women's swim teams return to action on Saturday, Oct. 25, when the two teams travel to Babson College for a 1 pm meet.