KINGSTON, R.I. – Four school records fell as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth continued its competitive clash with some of the region's best on day three of the 2018 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships.
Men's Score: 3rd (444) of 12 teams
Women's Score: 6th (361) of 20 teams
After etching their names into the program record books less than 24 hours ago, the same quartet of sophomores Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass.), Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), Abby Wilson (Newburyport, Mass.), and senior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) returned for another historic entry in preliminary action. The ensemble set the new best time in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:55.23, placing sixth overall in the first event of the morning. Later on in preliminary action, Deveaux then returned for another school record, this time coming in the 1000-yard freestyle by clocking in just over eleven minutes.
In the evening portion of the third day, sophomore David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) broke the UMass Dartmouth standard for the 50-yard backstroke off the front of the 200-yard medley relay. The second-year swimmer completed the portion in just 26.18 seconds, helping the Corsairs finish with an overall time of 1:40.39. He then won his second championship title in the 200-yard freestyle and set the new school record in the process with a time of 1:43.74.
During the 1 p.m. diving section, freshman diver Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.) took first in the one-meter dive by a large margin – 42 points ahead of the next diver – to earn bragging rights as New England Champion of that event.
Murphy and Deveaux finished back-to-back for the fourth and fifth places in the 400-yard individual medley, completing the event less than two seconds apart.
Senior Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.) was narrowly edged out of the win in the 50-yard fly by just three-tenths of a second, placing second overall after Roger Williams' Gabe Pasqualucci. Teammate Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.) grabbed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:01.66.
The Corsairs will wrap up the 2018 NEISDA Championships tomorrow, with preliminary action beginning at 10 a.m., three-meter diving at 1:30 p.m., and the finals at 5:30 p.m.