NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's swimming team fell to Norwich 203-91 to wrap up their regular season at the Goodyear Pool on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Norwich 203, UMass Dartmouth 91
Freshman Riley Palmer (Montague, Mass.) qualified for the New England Championships in three separate events. With his qualification, every member of the team has qualified for the New England Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships in February. This is the second-straight year that the Corsair men have accomplished this feat.
Palmer set three personal-bests en route to his qualifying day, including fifth-place time of 1:05.58 in the 100 backstroke and a 200 backstroke time of 2:26.80, also good for fifth.
The Corsairs were only able to lay claim to four top spots on the day, with David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) being the common piece. The freshman was able to win three individual events by over two seconds in each race. In the 500 freestyle, Adamski pulled away from the pack to finish nearly 12 seconds before the runner-up, timing in at 5:08.34.
Adamski additionally claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:50.10 and the 100 freestyle in 50.96. He teamed with Anthony Toscano (Massapequa, N.Y.), Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.), and Kevin Curley (Raynham, Mass.) in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with the quartet prevailing in 1:32.93.
Curley picked up a pair of second place finishes in the 50-yard and the 100-yard freestyle. Curley fell in the 50-yard freestyle by only 0.28 seconds, while Marshall swam to third place in the 200 backstroke in a personal-best time of 2:26.80.
In the 1000-yard freestyle, Steven Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass.) came in second after a strong finish. His time of 10:57.35 set a new personal-best.
UMass Dartmouth opened the meet with a close third-place finish in the 200-yard medley. Marshall, Troy Sjahfieden (Mattapoisett, Mass.), Kyle MacKenzie (Londonderry, N.H.), and Curley fell by .15 second behind the Cadets team who finished second, timing in at 1:46.32.
The Corsairs will return to the pool Feb. 16-19 for the 2017 NEISDA Championships, held at the University of Rhode Island.