Swimmers Shine at NEISDA Championships

Swimmers Shine at NEISDA Championships

Feb. 20, 2010

Final Stats

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's swimmers are in fourth place while the women are in 12th place after the first day of action at the three-day New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Division II and III Championships at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center Friday evening.

The men have 112 points, and are fourth in a 12-team field. The women have 103 points and rank 12th in a 22-team field. Keene State is in first place in both the men's and women's competition.

For the women, sophomore Kim Moore (Billerica, MA/Billerica HS) finished sixth in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:33.87, while senior Kathleen Foley (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill HS) was fifth in the 200 individual medley in 2:21.48. For the men, junior Craig Johnson (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) was second in the 100 butterfly in 23.97 seconds, freshman Chris Dodge (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS) was 10th in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:07.54, junior Steve Szarek (Middletown, CT/Middletown HS) was fifth in the 50 yard breaststroke in 27.89 seconds, junior David Lyons (Haverhill, MA/Central Catholic HS) was sixth in the 200 yard individual medley in 2:06.60, and the 400 yard medley relay team of Dodge, Szarek, Johnson and freshman Jake Pesante (Wakefield, RI/South Kingston HS) was fourth in 3:43.15.

"We had some better swims tonight," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "For some of our athletes, this is our first trials/finals meet, so I think after today, all of the nerves will be settled, and we should finish strong."

The meet will conclude Sunday.