Feb. 19, 2010
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT-Fourteen University of Massachusetts Dartmouth swimmers and four relay teams advanced to the finals on the first day of action at the three-day New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Division II and III Championships at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center Friday.
For the women, sophomore Kim Moore (Billerica, MA/Billerica HS) advanced by finishing sixth in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:33.87, freshman Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS) was eighth in the 50 yard breaststroke in 33.60 seconds, freshman Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS) was 12th in the 200 backstroke in 2:20 56 and freshman Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS) 18th in 2:22.55, junior Lindsay Little (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) was 17th in the 50 freestyle in 27.07 seconds, and senior Kathleen Foley (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill HS) was fifth in the 200 individual medley in 2:22.80. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of senior Kaitlyn Kewriga (Stoughton, MA/Stoughton HS), Foley, sophomore Carly Wadsworth (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill HS) and Little was 16th in 1:50.73, while the 400 medley relay team of Maki, Foley, Cooper and Conlon was ninth in 4:21.02.
For the men, junior David Adams (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) advanced by finishing 12th in the 50 yard freestyle in 23.55 seconds, and finishing eighth in the 100 yard butterfly in 55.71 seconds. Junior Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) was fifth in the 100 butterfly in 54.30 seconds, freshman Jake Pesante (Wakefield, RI/South Kingston HS) was 15th in the 500 yard freestyle relay in 5:06.74, freshman Chris Dodge (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS) was 12th in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:10.66, junior Steve Szarek (Middletown, CT/Middletown HS) was fifth in the 50 yard breaststroke in 27.96 seconds and freshman Matt Dean (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry HS) was eighth in 28.93 seconds, junior David Lyons (Haverhill, MA/Central Catholic HS) was sixth in the 200 yard individual medley in 2:06.60, while freshman Kevin Janofsky (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS) was 10th in 2:16.01. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Dean, Szarek, Lyons and Pesante was seventh in 1:32.57, while the 400 yard medley relay team of Dodge, Szarek, Johnson and Pesante was fourth in 3:44.52.
"We had some great swims, and we have athletes in almost every event in the finals," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta.
The meet will conclude Sunday.
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