SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth sophomore Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.) produced the ninth fastest time in the 100-yard backstroke to highlight the Corsairs performance on Day 2 of the 2015 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championship this evening inside the Tootell Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.
Keene State College has seized control of the team championship race, registering a total of 1146.5 points, 148 markers ahead of Roger Williams University. Regis College (308) is just two points ahead of the Corsairs (306).
Flanagan continued to turn in strong performances at the NEISDA Championships, placing ninth in the 100-yard backstroke. The sophomore from Fairhaven, Mass. shaved 1.32 seconds off her preliminary time to touch the wall at 1:01.76.
Freshman Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) registered the third fastest time in the preliminary round of the 400 individual medley, tripping the timer at 4:49.63.
The UMass Dartmouth 800-yard freestyle team, comprised of sophomore Yulyssa Diaz (Dorchester, Mass.), freshman Jillian Boyle (Westport, Mass.), senior Ally McCarville (Stoneham, Mass.), and sophomore Cara Butcher (East Longmeadow, Mass.), combined to post a time of 9:07.86 to place 13th in the field.
The Corsairs will return to action at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, when UMass Dartmouth participates in the third and final day of the 2015 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championships.