DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth swimming and diving squads played host to Elms College and Colby-Sawyer on Saturday, seeing a successful Saturday afternoon as they combined to win 23 of 31 events.
How it Happened
The swimming squads came out in rhythm after the opening horn, as the men and women collaborated to win the first five of six events. After each side took the 200-yard medley relay followed by the 1000-yard freestyle, sophomore David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) needed just 1:52 to complete the 200-yard freestyle.
A few events later, classmate Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.) won the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 36.08. In the same event for the men, freshman Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.) made it back-to-back wins for the Corsairs on a sub-30 second performance.
The freshman diving class shined again in their events, as Michaela Lacroix (North Kingstown, R.I.) posted a score of 197.70 from the one-meter height. Continuing to build on his solid first season, Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.) racked up totals of 247.88 and 224.39 in the one- and three-meter diving events, respectively.
UMass Dartmouth continued its trend of back-to-back event victories through the efforts of sophomore Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass.) and senior Derek Marshall (Marion, Mass.) in the 50-yard freestyle showdowns. Senior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) also contributed a first-place finish with her sub-minute time in the 100-yard freestyle, completing the race in exactly fifty-nine seconds.
In the penultimate event of the afternoon, the Corsair grouping of Alissa Hall (Westborough, Mass.), Kayla Lovy (Londonderry, N.H.), Tara Clark (Southgate, Mich.), and Brienna Harrison's (Lakeville, Mass.) final time of 1:53 won the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The men travel to Bridgewater State to take on the Bears on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. Simultaneously, the women will visit Westfield State for a head-to-head contest against the Owls.