Swimmers Split at Elms

Swimmers Split at Elms

CHICOPEE, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team split their dual meet with host Elms at the Partyka Natatorium Saturday.


The women won, 139-117, while, while the men lost, 133-123.


For the women, junior Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA / Lynn Classical) won the 100 butterfly in 1:12.24, the 50 butterfly in 33.22 seconds, and the 400 freestyle in 4:50.20. Senior Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS) won the 200 freestyle in 2:22.40 and the 50 backstroke in 35.93 seconds, junior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) took the 100 freestyle in 1:03.95, and senior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS) won the 100 backstroke in 1:14.76. Maki, freshman Caroline Corcoran (West Boylston, MA/ West Boylston), Kidney and Conlon took the 200 medley relay in 2:17.50.


On the men's side, freshman Justin Floeck (Middleboro, MA/Middleboro HS) won the 200 freestyle in 2:07.74, the 50 freestyle in 26.23 seconds, and the 100 freestyle in 57.50 seconds. Freshman Bryan Baranick (Assonet, MA/Apponequet HS) won the 800 freestyle in 9:37.83, senior Kevin Janofsky (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS) took the 400 freestyle in 4:47.97, and the 200 freestyle relay team of sophomore Tim Doucette (Middleboro, MA/Middleboro HS), Janofsky, freshman David Chabot (Rockland, MA/Cardinal Spellman HS) and Floeck was first in 1:47.83.


"We had two great meets today," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "I am extremely proud of how all of our athletes performed. Unfortunately, the men came up just short. It is always a challenge swimming at Elms, since their pool is 25 meters, and it requires our athletes to make adjustments to the way they race."

UMass Dartmouth's women are now 4-1, while the men are now 2-3. The Elms men are now 4-0, while the women are 1-5. The Corsairs will break for the semester, returning to action when they host Simmons January 16th. The Blazers will visit Bridgewater on January 9th.