WORCESTER, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined for 16 victories out of 26 events as the men's squad came out on top, 150-92, while the women fell short, 120-97, at Clark University on Saturday afternoon.
Men's Score: UMass Dartmouth 150, Clark 92
Women's Score: Clark 120, UMass Dartmouth 97
How it Happened
The Corsairs were victorious in four of the first five events to commence the head-to-head meet with the Cougars. The assembly of sophomore Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass.), sophomore Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), sophomore Abigail Wilson (Newburyport, Mass.), and senior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) swam a sub-two-minute time in the women's 200-yard medley relay, notching 11 points for the visiting squad. Likewise, the men completed their event in 1:43 through sophomore David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.), freshman Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.), senior Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.) and senior Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.).
Adamski notched his first win in the 1000-yard freestyle event this season, finishing 27 seconds ahead of Clark's Eric Cobert (Newton, Mass.) to secure nine more points for UMass Dartmouth. The sophomore also went on to win the 500-yard freestyle with a time just above five minutes. Also seeing success in freestyle action was Deveaux, sealing wins in the women's 200- and 500-yard events with times of 2:08 and 5:39, respectively.
Seniors Marshall and Farnsworth finished less than two-tenths of a second apart to earn the top two spots of the 50-yard freestyle. Later in the day, Farnsworth got the win in the 100-yard backstroke, edging Clark's Nick Sakoff (New York, N.Y.) by seven-hundredths of a second.
Also registering a multi-win outing was Murphy, who won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke.
Freshman Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.) continued his stellar rookie diving season, posting scores of 249.45 and 226.90 in the 1- and 3-meter dives, respectively, to submit 18 total points to the team total.
Following the intersession, UMass Dartmouth will take part in a tri-meet with WPI and Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. on Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Balfour Natatorium.