CHICOPEE, Mass. -- Freshman Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) set a Partyka Natatorium pool record in the 400-meter individual medley to power the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to a 105-86 victory over host Elms College this afternoon in a women's swimming and diving duel meet. The Corsairs won seven of the nine individual events, while splitting a pair of relay races with the Blazers.
Deveaux shattered the previous standard in the 400-meter individual medley, when she touched the wall at five minutes, 29.18 seconds. The previous record holder was Gordon College's Holmberg, setting the mark in 2003 (5:41.97). Deveaux also captured the 100-meter freestyle, stopping the timer at one minute, 04.61 seconds to earn the 1-2 finish with sophomore Yulyssa Diaz (Dorchester, Mass.). Diaz was the first swimmer to touch the block in the 200-meter freestyle with a winning time of two minutes, 25.51 seconds.
Senior Ally McCarville (Stoneham, Mass.) was also a double winner for UMass Dartmouth. She won a pair of middle distance races in the freestyle discipline. McCarville captured the 400 in a time of five minutes, 20.96 seconds, while also winning the 800 in 11 minutes, 14.85 seconds.
Freshman Jenna Leanues (Lakeville, Mass.) continued the Corsair dominance in the freestyle, becoming the only swimmer in the race to finish under 31 seconds (30.83).
Sophomore Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.) stood atop the podium in the 50-meter butterfly, posting a winning time of 32.16.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 6, when the Corsairs host the 2014 Little East Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Championship.