Flanagan and Deveaux Lead Corsairs Past Panthers

Flanagan and Deveaux Lead Corsairs Past Panthers

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.) and freshman Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) each won three individual races as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's swimming and diving team captured 13 of the 16 events to defeat Plymouth State University, 145-116, at the PSU Natatorium on Saturday afternoon.

Flanagan's top performance came in the 200-yard backstroke, where she set the pool record with a time of 2:17.99, breaking the previous mark of 2:19.71, which was set by Wellesley College's Carolyn O'Hara in 2007.  Flanagan also took the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.95 seconds and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.09.

Deveaux was the first-place finisher in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races (58.53 and 2:06.75, respectively) and was the first to trip the timer in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:45.04).

Sophomore Yulyssa Diaz (Dorchester, Mass.) and Kendra Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) were double-winners for the Corsairs.  Diaz cruised to victories in the 500- and 1000-yard freestyles (5:58.03 an 12:05.81), while Hebert was the high-point scorer in the two diving events with 210.50 on the one-meter board and 184.35 on the three-meter board.

Deveaux, Flanagan and Diaz were led off by sophomore Cara Butcher (East Longmeadow, Mass.) on UMass Dartmouth's winning 200-yard medley relay contingent (2:06.77).  Other winners for the Corsairs included freshman Jenna Leanues (Lakeville, Mass.) in the 50-yard backstroke (32.87) and senior Kassandra Schell (Hanover, Mass.) in the 50-yard breaststroke (37.63).

The Panthers were led by senior Sam Carberry and freshman Addie Schumaker. Carberry touched the wall first in the 50-yard fly with a time of 30.09 seconds, and finished a close second in the 200-yard backstroke.  Schumaker was the fastest swimmer in the 100-yard fly with a first-place time of 1:12.62. In the 400-free relay, Carberry and Schumaker teamed with freshmen Megan Farmer and Julia Donahue to defeat the field with a time of 4:08.22.

UMass Dartmouth will close out its regular-season at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, when the Corsairs travel to Colby-Sawyer College.