Men's Swimmers On Track at ECAC Championships

Dec. 6, 2008

EAST MEADOW, NY-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's swimming team has acquitted themselves well so far at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Swimming Championships at the Nassau County Aquatics Center.

After the first two days of the three-day meet, the Corsairs are eighth among men's teams and 10th overall in the 16-team meet.

Three-meter diving was a strength, as junior Matt Fahey (New Bedford, MA/Middleborough HS) was third with 361.95 points, senior Andrew Dibenedetto (North Andover, MA/North Andover HS) was ninth with 272.40 points, and sophomore Bryan Riddick (Waterbury, CT/Sacred Heart HS) was 11th with 259.50 points. Sophomore Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) was sixth in the 100yard butterfly in 53.67 seconds, while freshman Miguel Almeida (New Bedford, MA/Laranjeiras HS-Azores/Bristol CC) was 15th in the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:04.32.

The 200 yard freestyle relay team of sophomore David Adams (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS), Almeida, freshman Chris Currier-Haynes (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) and Johnson was eighth in 1:31.79. The 800 freestyle relay team of Johnson, Adams, sophomore Joe Krzystofik (Chicopee, MA/Chicopee HS) and sophomore Andrew Haughey (West Springfield, MA/West Springfield HS) was ninth in 8:07.36, and the 200 yard medley relay team of Almeida, sophomore Steve Szarek (Middletown, CT/Middletown HS), Johnson and Adams was 14th in 14:50.4.

"I'm pretty happy with the way we've been swimming," said UMass Dartmouth Assistant Coach Dave Schneeweis. "We didn't really taper for the meet. We have a couple of people who have turned in their best times for the season."

The meet will conclude Sunday.