By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer
The UMass Dartmouth swimming and diving team competed at the Commonwealth Coast Invitational taking place at Roger Williams University this past Saturday.The men’s team placed third overall and the women’s team finished in fifth place.
Overall, six teams competed within the men’s competition, while seven competed in the women’s. Notable names at the event included Roger Williams, Clark University, the University of New England, Regis, Gordon College, Western New England, and UMass Dartmouth.
UMass Dartmouth, out of the multitudes of competitions, relays, and races that took place, managed to place in the top three out of the eight of them. David Adamski, a first-year from Wilbraham, Massachusetts scored in more than five of those competitions, boosting the Corsairs score overall within the competition.
Overall, some of the events included the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard intermediate, the 50-yard freestyle, and others. There were twenty-four events that happened and took place within the event, with the Corsairs placing in the top for many of them.
David Adamski finished in the top three for five different events, among the 200-yard freestyle with a difference of over five second. He also placed within the 500-yard freestyle, amongst others. His overall notable performances helped secure the men’s competitions winning of third place overall for the relay.
There were many other notable performances within the relay; amongst them Kevin Curley from Raynham, Massachusetts who placed second amongst the players within the men’s relay for the 50-yard freestyle race.
Adamski placed second within the men’s 500-yard relay, having a late start but managing to narrow it down to second as the relay went on, finishing with a strong performance and in second place for the race.
For the women’s team, the seed time of one minute and fifty one seconds was able to be secured by the combined times of Yulyssa Diaz from Dorchester, Massachusetts, Brienna Harrison from Lakeville, Massachusetts, and Chrissy Deveaux from North Andover, Massachusetts. They improved their overall time by three seconds, a marked performance increase.
Within the 100-yard backstroke, Adamski scored second again, managing to place another top-three placement within the competition. His efforts had benefitted the team throughout the Conference invitational, and it helped the overall team of UMass Dartmouth.
Stephen Barret from Longmeadow, Massachusetts and Anthony Toscano from Massapequa, New York also tightened their times as a total to help the men’s swimming team placed second within the two-hundred-yard freestyle relay.
This relay and competition foresaw a marked increased within the overall total performance of the Dartmouth team with the men’s team securing third place overall and the women’s overall performance securing fifth. With this match being the first scored match, it really helped to improve UMass Dartmouth Corsair’s overall score within the opening season of the match for the competition.
The two teams for swimming and diving will continue on to next week’s match on Saturday, October 30 to compete with the Beavers at Babson for a dual meet taking place at 1 p.m.