KINGSTON, R.I. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth freshman David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) broke a second school record in as many days, this time establishing the standard in the 200 freestyle on Saturday as the Corsairs continued New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship competition at the Tootell Aquatic Center.
Men's Score (32 events): 6th (238) of 12 teams
Women's Score (32 events): 10th (314) of 21 teams
With a second-place finish of 17 in the 200 freestyle preliminaries, Adamski bested the oldest standing UMass Dartmouth program record. His morning time of 1:45.26 shaved four seconds off his previous best, and improved upon Paul Kitchen's record time of 1:45.44, set in 1981. Later in the day, Adamski bettered his record even further, touching the pad in 1:44.42 for the second-place finish behind only Keene State's Ryan Boraski.
Freshman Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.) swam to her second top-five performance on the weekend on Saturday, taking three seconds off her seed time to move into second place in the 400 IM following the prelims. In the final, she held true to form, timing in at 4:46.95 to finish second overall behind Roger Williams' Shannon Earley. Junior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) also earned a spot in the championship heat, wrapping up eighth in 5:03.92.
After moving up to fourth place in the preliminary round, junior Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.) improved even further in the afternoon round of the 50 butterfly. He swam to a third-place finish in 23.64 to secure 16 points for the Corsairs.
Farnsworth additionally joined with junior Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.), junior Troy Sjahfieden (Mattapoisett, Mass.) and senior Kevin Curley (Raynham, Mass.) in the 200 medley relay. The quartet took seventh in the championship round with a mark of 1:40.84.
Marshall and freshman Steven Yezukevicz (Barnstable, Mass.) both moved up in the 100 backstroke following prelims, with Marshall improving from 12th place to 10th in 57.89 and Yezukevicz 14th to 13th in 1:00.99. Joining Adamski in the 200 free was classmate Stephen Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass.), who by the end of the day cut his seed time down four seconds to 1:51.28 and take 11th overall.
For the women, senior Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.) made the cut for the consolation finals in a large 100 backstroke field, and shrunk her time to 1:04.04 to secure 15th in her afternoon swim.
With the men remaining in sixth and the women sitting 10th overall, both teams will make a final push for the final standings on Sunday as NEISDA competition concludes with the remaining eight events.