DARTMOUTH, Mass. – In the sixth annual Louise Goodrum Invitational hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon, Corsair sophomore David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) paced the Corsair effort with five wins out of the teams' nine overall victories combined at the non-scored event.
How it Happened
Adamski dominated the majority of the freestyle events, claiming first place in the mixed 1650-yard, 200-yard, 100-yard, and 500-yard races. His 17:35.51 finish in the nearly mile-long event on Saturday is a 49 second improvement from his time at last season's Louise Goodrum Invitational. In the 200-yard freestyle, four Corsairs finished in the top five spots. Sophomore Stephen Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass.) placed second with a time of 1:54.97, followed by Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.) and Anthony Toscano (Massapequa, N.Y.) in fourth and fifth places, respectively.
Four Corsairs also registered in the top five of the men's 50-yard backstroke. Senior Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.) placed runner-up with a time of 28.52, followed by freshman Cameron DiBenedetto (East Freetown, Mass.) one second later, Adamski, and then Marshall. Freshman Nicholas Gray (Sandisfield, Mass.) trailed Adamski for a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Later on, Gray earned an event win in the 50-yard butterfly in a photo-finish, besting the next swimmer by one-hundredth of a second.
In the women's 200-yard freestyle relay, freshman Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass.), sophomore Brienna Harrison (Lakeville, Mass.), sophomore Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), and senior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) posted a time of 1:51.27 to earn third-place out of the 19 teams to compete. The same grouping placed fourth in the 200-yard medley relay, finishing in 2:03.49.
UMass Dartmouth's diving efforts were bolstered by freshman Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.), who took the top spot in both men's events. He registered an overall score of 230.65 to top the field of five in the 1-meter, and totaled 197.60 in the 3-meter. Earning second place in both women's dives was freshman Michaela Lacroix (North Kingstown, R.I.), who recorded scores of 178.75 and 146.64, respectively.
Freshman Noah Yeskewicz (Middleboro, Mass.) earned his first career win in his 1:00.26 effort to complete the 100-yard butterfly, just edging out Bridgewater State opponent Timucin Marino by three-quarters of a second. Classmate Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.) came in second place in the 100-yard breaststroke, just edged out by Bear Richard Smith by a fifth of a second.
The swimming and diving teams will head to Bristol, R.I. to take on Roger Williams next Saturday, Nov. 11 for a 1 p.m. start.