Sophomore Christian Francia
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team split their final dual meet of the season with visiting Colby-Sawyer at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday.
The Corsair women were victorious, 156-127, while the Charger men prevailed, 139-120.
For the women, winners included senior Kim Moore (Billerica, MA/Billerica HS), who won the 1650 yard freestyle in 19:35.84, and the 500 yard freestyle in 5:50.42, senior Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS), who took the 200 yard freestyle in 2:05.31, and the 200 yard backstroke in 2:20.18, junior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS), who won the 50 yard backstroke in 31.28 seconds, and the 50 yard butterfly in 29.92 seconds, and freshman Brooke Garvey (North Billerica, MA/Billerica HS), who took both the one meter diving with 155.15 points, and the three meter diving with 160.80 points. The 200 yard medley relay team of Maki, sophomore Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS), Conlon and freshman Leslie Martin (Pittsfield, MA/Pittsfield HS) won with a season best time of 1:59.71.
Men's winners included freshman Michael Gryss (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS), who took the 50 yard breaststroke in 29.92 seconds and the 50 yard butterfly in 26.66 seconds, sophomore Christian Francia (Hampton, NH/Winnacunnet HS) , who won both the one meter diving (289.25 points) and three meter diving (287.30 points), and the 200 yard medley relay team of senior Cameron Secrest (Wellesley, MA/Wellesley HS), junior Kevin Janofsky (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS), Gryss and junior Josh Potcner (Holbrook, MA/Cardinal Spellman HS), who finished first in 1:56.54.
"The women had a great meet today, adding to our total of swimmers who have qualified for the New England Championships," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "They swam with great heart and dedication, and were also coming off multiple weeks of double training sessions. The men's team had some good swims today, but, unfortunately came up short. We had some swimmers who did not compete due to illness. We are well beyond where we were last year, as far as the times we are swimming. We are looking forward to seeing what we can do at New Englands in two weeks and hoping to finish better in the team ranks."
UMass Dartmouth's women are now 5-6, while the UMD men are 2-5-1. The CSC women are now 6-3, while the men are now 4-4.
The Corsairs will return to action when they host the New England Division II and III Diving Championships next weekend, while the Chargers will next compete when they travel to the New England Division II and III Swimming Championships at White River Junction, VT in two weeks.