Swimmers Split at Colby-Sawyer

Swimmers Split at Colby-Sawyer

NEW LONDON, NH-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming team split with host Colby-Sawyer, in their dual meet at the Knight Natatorium Saturday. The men won, 161-117, while the women lost, 168-125.


For the men, freshman Justin Floeck (Middleboro, MA/Middleboro, HS) won the 1000 freestyle in 11:08.69, freshman Maxwell Kearns (Marion, MA/Bishop Stang HS/Northeastern) took the 200 freestyle in 1:57.04, freshman Bryan Baranick (Assonet, MA/Apponequet HS) took the 50 backstroke in 29.02 seconds), freshman Charles London (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS/Bristol CC) won the 50 yard breaststroke in 29.21 seconds, sophomore Michael Gryss (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) took the 100 butterfly in 1:00.27, sophomore Timothy Doucette (Middleboro, MA/Middleboro HS) took the 50 freestyle in 23.78 seconds, junior Conor Szarek (Leominster, MA/Leominster HS) won the one meter diving with 215.25 points, and the 400 yard medley relay team of Baranick, sophomore Phil Lowney (Mattapoisett, MA/Bishop Stang HS/Roger Williams), Gryss and Floeck took first place in 4:01.39.


For the women, winners included freshman Caroline Corcoran (West Boylston, MA/ West Boylston), who won the 100 yard butterfly in 1:04.91,  senior Meredith Maki (Holden, MA/ Wachusett Regional HS), who took the 1000 freestyle in 11:42.59,  junior Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, MA/Lynn Classical), who won the 500 yard freestyle in 5:40.67, and senior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, MA/Methuen HS), who won the 50 yard breaststroke in 35.81 seconds and the 200 yard backstroke in 2:23.05. The 400 yard medley relay team of Conlon, senior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, MA/Frontier Regional HS), Corcoran and Kidney finished on top and set a Colby-Sawyer pool record with their time of 4:23.58.


"We had some great swims today, despite several team members being ill," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "Hopefully, we can get healthy heading into the New England Championships next weekend. We have 23 student-athletes participating in the two weekend events."


UMass Dartmouth's women are now 7-4, while the men are 4-4. CSC's women are 7-1, while the men are 3-4.


The Corsairs will return to action when they participate in the New England Division II and III Swimming Championships next weekend.