Men’s swimming second at Colby Sawyer Invitational

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer

The UMass Dartmouth team faced Colby Sawyer on Friday, December 2, winning 66-43, and placed second out of five teams at the Colby Sawyer Invitational on Saturday, December 3.

The Corsairs had a great day at the school in New London, N.H., and started off Friday’s meet against Colby Sawyer  by winning the 400-yard medley relay.

Senior Kevin Curley from Raynham, Mass., and juniors Derek Marshall from Marion Mass., Troy Sjahfieden from Mattapoisett, Mass., and Devin Farnsworth from Leominster, Mass., won the race by two seconds.

Farnsworth went on to win the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 25.33. The UMass Dartmouth team also won the final event, the 200-yard freestyle relay, with Marshall, Farnsworth, sophomore Anthony Toscano from Massapequa N.Y., and first-year David Adamski from Wilbraham, Mass. by two seconds.

On Saturday, UMass Dartmouth competed in the Colby Sawyer Invitational against four other teams. The Corsairs were victorious in the 200-yard freestyle, with Adamski and Steven Barrett from Longmeadow Mass. posting a 1-2 finish, with times of one minute, 49.55 and: one minute, 56.12, respectively.

Adamski had a great day at the Colby Sawyer Invitational. He went on to have the only other first-places for UMass Dartmouth, winning the 100-yard and 500-yard freestyles. He was able to get season-best times for both, with a 50.25 time in the 100-yard, and a 5 minutes, 05.23 in the 500-yard.

Adamski also led a 1-2-3 finish in the 500-free, with Barrett placing second with a time of 5 minutes, 21.34, and senior Brian McCauley from Franklin, Mass. getting third place with a season-best time of 5 minutes, 29.69.

Farnsworth had a second place finish in the 200-yard butterfly, achieving a time of 2 minutes, 15.55. He also finished third in the 100-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 58.06.

Farnsworth also teamed with Sjahfieden, Marshall, and Curley in the 200-yard medley relay. The team was able to finish second with a time of 1 minute, 45.17.

Sjahfieden then had two third-place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. Sjahfieden had times of 1 minute, 08.29, and 2 minutes, 37.79, respectively.

Curley had a very close finish in the 50-yard freestyle, placing third with a time of 22.99. Finally, the meet ended with Farnworth, Curley, Adamski, and Toscano in the 400-yard freestyle relay, where they placed second with a time of 3 minutes, 30.83.

The Swimming and Diving Team will be going on winter break. But on January 18, they will be back in action, facing Wheaton College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a tri-meet, hosted by WPI.

Great job UMass Dartmouth men’s swimming team! We’ll see you when we come back.


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