Swimming & Diving Take Split Of Fordham On Senior Day
Feb. 4, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's and women's swimming and diving teams split, Saturday afternoon, in their senior day meet against A-10 foe Fordham, with the men winning 170-123, and the women falling 171-129. Two pool records were broken in both the men and women's 200-yard freestyle event.
In the final meet of their collegiate career the Minutemen seniors showed standout performances both in the pool and on the diving board.
Joey Sbordon, one of three Minutemen seniors, got his day started off in setting a pool record in the 200-yard freestyle touching the wall at a time of 1:40.43. He was also able to grab first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.60.
In his lone individual event of the day, Kyle Jennings placed first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:50.61. He also was a member of the third-place 200-yard medley relay team with Beau Garufi, John Conway and Colin Mulcahy finishing with a time of 1:36.62.
The Minutemen breaststrokers were able to sweep both the 100 and 200-yard events. In the 100 Timmy Gladyshev (57.61) came in first followed by Glenn (58.33) and Garufi (1:00.50). In the 200 Glenn claimed first (2:08.23) followed by Garufi (2:10.44) and Gladyshev (2:10.57).
On the diving board, Jason Cook and Alexander Merkulov went one-two in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. Cook had scores of 313.05 in the one-meter and 337.43 in the three-meter dives. Merkulov finished with scores of 250.42 and 254.48, in each dive, respectively.
The Minutewomen were led by their youth, Saturday, as all four first-place finishes came from freshman.
Three of the four first-place finishes came from Katie Arnott who claimed first in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststrokes with times of 1:07.85 and 2:27.07, respectively. She also took first in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:10.88.
The other top finish came in the 200-yard freestyle from Zoe Judd, who set a pool record in the process. She touched with a time of 1:52.25, two seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Judd would also go on to claim second in the 100 free (52.27) and third in the 50 freestyle (24.55).
Freshman Hannah Markey had two second place finishes in both the 200 backstroke (2:08.68) and the 100 backstroke (1:00.12). Senior Liz Sullivan also claimed two second place finishes in both the 100 breaststroke (1:10.09) and the 200 breaststroke (2:32.74).
Michaela Butler once again displayed her dominance on the diving board winning both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. She finished with a score of 255.07 in the one-meter and 260.18 in the three-meter.
The Minutemen and Minutewomen now look ahead to the Atlantic 10 Championships beginning on Feb. 22 from Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y.