BRISTOL, R.I. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined for twenty-two top-three finishes, but were ultimately edged out by Roger Williams University's squads on Saturday afternoon.
Men: Roger Williams 229, UMass Dartmouth 69
Women: Roger Williams 217, UMass Dartmouth 68
How it Happened
The combination of senior Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.), freshman Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.), freshman Nicholas Gray (Sandisfield, Mass.), and senior Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.) came up just five-hundredths of a second short of placing runner-up in the men's 400-yard medley relay, combining for a total time of 3:51.79. Farnsworth went on to place third in the 50-yard backstroke, earning three points for his squad with his 28:11 finish. In the 50-yard breaststroke, Chung's 29.20 final time earned him second place amongst the seven swimmers. Gray received second place for his 4:30.00 completion of the 400-yard individual medley, using the strength of a 29.75 time in the final heat to propel himself into the runner-up spot.
In the women's 400-yard medley relay, the Corsairs finished third with a time of 4:31.60 by freshman Tara Clark (Southgate, Mich.), senior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.), sophomore Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), and freshman Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass.). Deveaux finished the 1000 yard freestyle in 11:35.93 to receive third place. Murphy also notched three points for the team in her 2:08.60 outing in the 200-yard freestyle.
Freshman Michaela Lacroix (North Kingstown, R.I.) placed first in the women's one- and three-meter diving events, posting scores of 192.52 and 167.32 respectively. Classmate Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.) earned the runner-up spot in the one-meter dive, scoring 225.52 points for UMass Dartmouth.
Sophomore David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) used a time 10:37.52 to finish second in the 1000-yard freestyle. Later in the afternoon, Adamski contributed another four points to the Corsairs with a 5:09.80 completion of the 500-yard freestyle.
The UMass Dartmouth men's and women's swimming and diving teams return home to take on Colby-Sawyer College and Elms College on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 1 p.m.