Inglis Sets A-10 Record In 200 Free, Minutemen In Second With One Day Left
Feb. 23, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's swimming and diving team pulled closer to St. Bonaventure after day three of the Atlantic 10 Championships from the Spire Institute, but still trail the Bonnies by 81 points going into the final day. Chris Inglis led a determined group of Minutemen to three medals and two school records. UMass will look avoid their first second-place finish since 2006 with big swims in the final days action. Saturday will showcase the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and 200 fly, along with the three-meter dive and 400 free relay.
Inglis pulled the biggest swim of the meet for the Minutemen in the 200-yard freestyle finals, Friday night. The junior from Mashpee, Mass. swam a blistering 1:36.80, taking the gold and knocking off his own A-10 and school records. His finish also qualifies him for the NCAA B standard time, the first of this meet for the Minutemen.
Michael Glenn started off the evening finals with a silver medal finish in the 400-yard IM with a personal best time of 3:56.01. Evan Sholudko and Ryan Bobianski also pulled in PR's with times of 3:58.48 and 4:00.41, respectively, giving them fourth and sixth-place.
Peter Sacco, Eric Zeimetz and Tim O'Neill all led the Minutemen in the 100-yard butterfly. The trio of seniors were led by Sacco who finished sixth in the event with a time of 49.80. Zeimetz took 13th at a time of 50.53 and O'Neill took 16th at a time of 51.01.
Finishing behind Inglis in the 200 free was Brian Sitles, Alessandro Bomprezzi and Troy Nichols. Stiles came in fourth-place, missing the podium by .39 seconds, with a time of 1:38.61. Bomprezzi finished 10th with a time of 1:39.83, while Nichols finished 15th with a time of 1:40.96.
Glenn would go on again to post a personal-best swim, this time in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 55.94. His time was good for fourth-place in the event. Beau Garufi and O'Neill finished 13th and 16th, respectively, with times of 57.23 and 58.30.
The final individual event of the night for the men came was the 100-yard backstroke. Hao Luong finished with a school record time of 49.56, good enough to get him the bronze medal in the event. Colin Mulcahy finished ninth with a time of 49.99, while John Conway took 13th at 51.15.
UMass wrapped up the night with a fourth-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay. The team of Luong, Glenn, Sacco and Inglis finished with a time of 3:19.61.
Prelims kickoff at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the 1650 finals beginning at 3:00 p.m. and the rest of the finals beginning at 6:30 p.m.