BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's and women's swimming and diving teams jumped into their 2017-18 season with seven first place finishes at Bridgewater State University's Michael Arsenault Memorial Relay Meet on Saturday afternoon.
How it Happened
In the fourth event of the afternoon, the men's 300 yard freestyle crescendo relay, it was the grouping of Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.), Richard McIsaac (Arlington, Mass.), Riley Palmer (Montague, Mass.), and William Sullivan (Acton, Mass.) that took first-place with a time of 2:39.12.
The women immediately followed up the next event with a win of their own in the women's 400 yard individual medley relay. The victory took 4:46.29 to complete through the collective effort of Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.), Tara Clark (Southgate, Mich.), Brianna Johnson (Plymouth, Mass.), and Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.).
Event 16 showcased the Corsairs winning the men's 100 yard freestyle relay. This time, it was the core of Sullivan, McIsaac, Palmer, and Joseph Bonifacio (West Springfield, Mass.) adding another to the UMass Dartmouth win column with a mark of 48:27.
The women once again evened themselves with the men's team, with their second victory coming via the women's 300-yard breaststroke crescendo relay. In the 19th event of the afternoon, Rebecca Vermette (Southbridge, Mass.), Deveaux, Abigail Wilson (Newburyport, Mass.), and Murphy finished with a time of 3:54.69.
UMass Dartmouth notched another win through the work of Nathan Jope (East Freetown, Mass.), Stephen Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass.), Nicholas Gray (Sandisfield, Mass.) and David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.). Their time in of 3:26.07 in the men's 400 yard freestyle relay just narrowly edged the host Bridgewater State by 0.21 seconds.
The UMass Dartmouth men's and women's swimming teams will be back in the pool next Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. to take part in the Roger Williams University's Commonwealth Coast Invitational in Bristol, R.I.