By Alex Solari, Staff Writer
The UMass Dartmouth men’s and women’s swim team competed in two meets last week, and found success at both.
On Tuesday, November 1, they hosted Bridgewater State at the Tripp Athletic Center.
The women’s team was able to conquer the Bridgewater Bears, while the men’s team fell short.
The women won all but one event with an impressive score of 187.5 -89.5.
Seniors Kaya Flanagan and Yulyssa Diaz led their team to victory with three individual event wins, and a relay victory.
The meet closed with a bang, with Diaz, Carly Cahill, Abigail Wilson, and Chrissy Deveaux winning the 400-yard free relay in 4 minutes, 03:26 seconds.
The team won another relay with Flanagan, Wilson, Sarah Murphy, and Brienna Harrison in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2 minutes, 00.88 seconds.
The men’s team had less success with the Bears, but kept them on their toes with a close score of 139-132.
First-year David Adamski improved on his times in the 200-yard and 500-yard free, and was able to secure a win for the Corsairs with the 100-free.
The men gave their season best with 200-yard medley relay, which consisted of senior Kevin Hurley as the anchor, Derek Marshall, Troy Sjahfiedin, and Devin Farnsworth. Their impressive time was one minute, 43:82.
Farmsworth later secured a win in the 50-yard free with a time of 22.67 seconds. The men wrapped up with the 1000-yard freestyle with Stephen Barrett and Brian McCauley, and finished with 1-2 and scores of 11 minutes, 17.42 seconds and 11 minutes, 32.23 seconds, respectively.
On Saturday, November 5, the Corsairs hosted the 5th annual Louise Goodrum Invitationa.
There were seven other teams that participated and UMass Dartmouth held their own with many strong performances throughout the duration.
First-years Sarah Murphy and David Adamski led the Corsairs to victory, and both competed in every event for their respective teams.
Adamski won four events, which started off his day leading a 1-2 finish in the mixed 1650-yard freestyle.
The men had two relay events, and won third-place for their 200-yard medley, and second place overall for the 200-yard freestyle.
Senior Kevin Curley and junior Derek Marshall had a 1-2 finish in the 50-yard freestyle, with 23.12 seconds and 23.85 seconds, respectively.
The Corsairs also got three of the top four places in the 50-yard butterfly, with performances from junior Devin Farnsworth, first-year Kyle MacKenzie, and Marshall.
The women were also able to achieve success with Murphy earning five top-three finishes with mid-distance races.
She took second in the 200-yard backstroke and won third-place times in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 IM. She also swam the 200-yard medley relay, with Harrison, Flanagan, and Deveaux, where they placed in third.
Flanagan was able to achieve three second-place performances, with 26.61 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle, a 5 minute, 42.81 seconds in the 500-yard freestyle, and a 2 minutes, 24.90 seconds in the 200-yard IM. All of these were season-bests.
In the final event for the women, there was a 200-yard freestyle relay consisting of Flanagan, Deveaux, Diaz, and Wilson.
The Corsairs were able to shave three seconds off their seed time and dominated the competition, with a time of 1 minute, 47.48 against 21 teams.
The Corsairs will return to the pool on Saturday, where there will be a dual meet against Roger Williams at the Tripp Athletic Center.