Massachusetts Swimming Falls To Rutgers
Piscataway, N.J.- The University of Massachusetts swimming and diving teams dropped to Rutgers University this afternoon at the Scarlet Aquatics Club. The Scarlet Knights swam their way to victory, placing first in 26 of the 32 events. UMass' depth kept the meet close but the Minutewomen were out scored, 185-103, while the Minutemen were edged, 174-113.
The top finishers for the Minutewomen were sophomore Christen Dexter (Centerville, Mass.), junior Kate Allery (South Hadley, Mass.) and senior Becky Hunnewell (Sandwich, Mass.). Dexter won the 200-yard breast (2:27.61), placed second in the 100-yard breast (1:08.75) and third in the 1,650-yard free (18:33.00). Allery won the one-meter dive (257.62) and placed second in the three-meter dive (253.88). Hunnewell won the 200-yard back in 2:06.21, the fastest time of the season for the Minutewomen.
For the men, freshman Gavin Frazier (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) placed first in the 200-yard back (1:57.50) and third in the 1,650 free (16:53.61). Junior Justin Houck (Wyomissing, Pa.) won the 200-yard breast and placed third in the 200-yard IM (2:00.58). Junior co-captain Tommy Keane (Melrose, Mass.) also won an event for UMass, placing first in the 500-yard free (4:46.37)
The Maroon and White return home to host their final home meet of the season, welcoming Fordham for a 1:00 p.m. dual meet on Feb. 2, at Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. pool.