Kendra Hebert Sets New 1-Meter Dive School Record Against Roger Williams

Kendra Hebert Sets New 1-Meter Dive School Record Against Roger Williams

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – UMass Dartmouth senior diver Kendra Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) set a new school record on Saturday, claiming the 1-meter dive event with a score of 250.94 while sweeping both diving events as Corsair Swimming & Diving slipped to Roger Williams at the Tripp Center.

The Basics

Men: Roger Williams 157, UMass Dartmouth 74
Women:
Roger Williams 164, UMass Dartmouth 69 

How it Happened

Hebert's stellar score in the 1-meter event easily bested the field of five divers as she bettered the previous school standard of 244.85. She was followed in second by freshman Abigail Roberts (Danielson, Conn.), who posted a score of 185. In the 3-meter event, Hebert nearly reached 250 again, scoring in at 249.07. 

The Corsair men gathered four first-place finishes on the day, with freshman David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) responsible for two. Adamski took the 200-yard free in 1:50.04, and later swam to victory in the 500-yard free, finishing in 5:09.49. Senior Kevin Curley (Raynham, Mass.) claimed the 50-yard free in season-best fashion in 22.61, and classmate Brian McCauley (Franklin, Mass.) shaved three seconds off his previous season time in the 1,000-yard free, winning in 11:29.34.

For the women, senior Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.) and junior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) both earned a pair of second place finishes. Flanagan swam a time of 2:06.97 in the 200-yard free, just tenths of a second behind the first-place swimmer, and timed in a 1:04.71 in the 100-yard fly. Deveaux swam the 1,000-yard free for the first time on the season, finishing in 11:37.19, and then wrapped up second in the 500-yard free in 5:37.29. 

Junior Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.) and senior Robert Muir (Barnstable, Mass.) placed second and third in the 100-yard back, touching the wall in 1:01.14 and 1:01.42, respectively. In addition, freshman Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.) swam the 200-yard IM in 2:22.72 to finish second, and teamed with Flanagan, Deveaux and Brienna Harrison (Lakeville, Mass.) to place second in the 400-yard medley relay in 4:25.41. 

The men wrapped up the meet with second place in the 200-yard free relay, as Curley, Adamski, freshman Kyle MacKenzie (Londonderry, N.H.) and sophomore Anthony Toscano (Massapequa, N.Y.) tripped the timer at 1:34.10.

Up Next

UMass Dartmouth is back in the pool next weekend, taking to the road to compete at Elms College on Saturday, Nov. 19.