Men In Third, Women Fourth After Day One Of Upper Valley Invitational
Jan. 25, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's and women's swimming and diving teams concluded day one of the Upper Valley Invitational sitting in third and fourth, respectively. Through five events the Minutemen sit behind the host Dartmouth (346 points) and Boston University (266.5), tallying a total of 193.5 points. The women are in fourth behind Dartmouth (362), BU (203) and Northeastern (183) picking up a total of 169 points. Saturday's swimming action gets underway at 9 a.m. at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center, and diving will begin at 10 a.m. from the Karl Michael Pool on the Dartmouth campus.
The men had five top-10 finishes in their day one action, highlighted by a second-place finish by the 200-yard freestyle relay team of John Conway, Wiktor Karpinski, Tim O'Neill and Colin Mulcahy. The squad opened up the meet touching the wall with a time of 1:25.56. Conway would go on to have the highest individual finish for the Minutemen with his fourth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.37. Mulcahy took 10th in the 50 free at 21.86, while Karpinski took 11th at 21.89.
The Minutewomen had nine top-10 finishes including four on the three-meter diving board. Mary Atkinson took first finishing with a career-best score of 293.75. Molly Elkins came in third with a score of 246.30. Rachel Dushman and Mikhaila Eckhardt took eight and ninth, respectively.
Joceylyn Yuen led the Minutewomen in the pool with her second-place finish in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:08.22. Rebecca Quirie and Kaitlyn McKenna took 13th and 14th, with times of 2:15.32 and 2:15.34 in the 200 IM.
Zoe Judd and Molly Smyth each picked up top-5 finishes of their own in the 50-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. Judd took third in the 50 finishing with a time of 24.35, while Smyth took fourth in the 500 finishing at 5:03.86.