KINGSTON, R.I. – Six more program records were re-written on the final day of the 2018 NEISDA Championships as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth swimming and diving teams wrapped up their 2017-18 season on Sunday evening at the Tootell Aquatic Center. The men's squad finished runner-up while freshman Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.) and sophomore David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) achieved Diver and Co-Swimmer of the Meet, respectively.
Men's Score: 2nd (610) of 12 teams
Women's Score: 8th (504) of 20 teams
After a successful first couple of days to start the weekend, sophomore Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass.) rounded out the NEISDA Championships with another pair of program records, as she took just 28.46 seconds to complete the 50-yard backstroke in preliminary action. In the evening timeslot, she broke her own 50-yard backstroke record with a time of 28.31 seconds, clinching the third place finish behind Roger Williams' Mackenzie Webber and Regis' Sarah Leonard. Also setting a new school standard this morning was sophomore Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), who used 2:33.48 in the 200-yard backstroke.
Adamski set a new UMass Dartmouth best time in the 1650-yard freestyle event, finishing in sixteen and a half minutes. He additionally broke the program standard for the 1000-yard free, ending with a time of 9:51.68. To top off his vast array of accolades, the swimmer was awarded co-swimmer of the meet.
To go alongside his one-meter diving championship title from Friday night, Guerrero earned the three-meter diving win with a score 410.25. For his efforts, the first-year Corsair earned Diver of the Meet honors.
In the men's 50-yard backstroke, senior Devin Farnsworth (Leominster, Mass.) used 26.40 seconds to punch in a fourth place finish. Also contributing 15 points to the team total was freshman Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.), touching the wall at 2:15.56 in the 200-yard breaststroke.
- In total, 10 program records fell over the weekend – six by the women's squad and four by the men. Two were set by the women's 200-yard relay team, four from Adamski, two by Harrington, and one each via Deveaux and Murphy.
- UMass Dartmouth celebrated New England Champion titles four separate times, with two by Guerrero and a pair from Adamski.
- On the men's side, Roger Williams University took the team title with a total of 965.5 points.
- For the women, Simmons College just edged out Roger Williams University, 1504-1465, to win the championship.