BRISTOL, R.I. – The UMass Dartmouth men's swimming team placed third, while the women's swimming and diving squad collected fifth as the Corsairs competed in their first scored event of the season on Saturday at the Commonwealth Coast Invitational, hosted by Roger Williams.
Men: 3rd (81) of 6 teams
Women: 5th (41) of 7 teams
How it Happened
The Corsairs combined for eight top-three finishes on the afternoon, led by freshman David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.), who captured five of those, including the 200 yard freestyle by over five seconds.
Kevin Curley (Raynham, Mass.) picked up the second top-three finish in the men's 50 yard freestyle, placing third in 23.21 and just a half-second behind the winner. Adamski fell behind early, but wasn't able to claim first place in the 500 yard freestyle, taking second in 5:09.72.
The women were able to capture a top-three finish with a third place showing in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The combination of Yulyssa Diaz (Dorchester, Mass.), Carly Cahill (Charlestown, Mass.), Brienna Harrison (Lakeville, Mass.) and Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) tripped the timer at 1:51.10, bettering their seed time by over three seconds. The men also took third place in their 200 yard freestyle relay. Stephen Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass.), Anthony Toscano (Massapequa, N.Y.), Adamski, and Curley touched the pad in 1:34.68.
Adamski struck again, claiming second in the 100 yard backstroke, finishing right before senior Robert Muir (Barnstable, Mass.) in third. Adamski finished in 59.11, three seconds faster than his seed time, while Muir posted a time of 1:02.09.
The final third place finish for the Corsairs was the men's team in the 400 yard freestyle relay. Junior Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.) led off the relay, followed by Barrett, Toscano, and Adamski, and the quartet polished four seconds off their seed time in 3:29.77.
The Swimming and Diving teams will be back in action next Saturday, when they travel to Babson to take on the Beavers for a dual meet at 1 p.m.