Men's Swimming

Minutemen One Day Away From Sixth A-10 Crown

Feb. 25, 2012


AMHERST, Mass. -

One day away from their sixth straight Atlantic 10 title, the UMass men's swimming and diving team hold a 117 point lead over second place St. Bonaventure. The Minutemen have amassed 505 points over the first three days. Rounding out the scoreboard is St. Bonaventure (386), Xavier (371), La Salle (306), Fordham (279), Saint Louis (266) and George Washington (252).

Chris Inglis picked up the only win on the day for the Minutemen. He finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with an Atlantic 10 and school record setting time of 1:36.93. His time was good enough for an NCAA B-cut. Troy Nichols and Erik Rennspiess rounded out the top eight with fourth and seventh place finishes, respectively.

In the 400 IM Joey Sbordon knocked off another school record finishing with a time of 3:54.33; the time was good for third in the event. The other Minutemen scoring in the 400 IM were Michael Glenn in sixth place and Ryan Bobianski in seventh place.

The Minutemen had three swimmers in the top eight of the 100-yard backstroke with Hao Luong taking the silver medal finishing with a time of 49.66. Colin Mulcahy took sixth place with a time of 50.80 and Kyle Jennings came in seventh, touching the wall at 50.96.

In the three-meter dive Jason Cook took second place with 337.90 with Conor Dunn coming in third place with a total of 297.00 points. Alex Merkulov came in sixth with 282.85.



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