MINUTEMEN WIN SIXTH-STRAIGHT ATLANTIC 10 TITLE
Feb. 26, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's swimming and diving team took home their sixth straight Atlantic 10 Championship, Saturday night, as they amassed a total of 693 points. The Minutemen finished ahead of St. Bonaventure (567), Xavier (522), La Salle (417), Fordham (412), George Washington (401) and Saint Louis (342).
The Minutemen, who are by far the most decorated team in Atlantic 10 Swimming, have now won the conference title in fourteen out of the seventeen years since the beginning of the conference championship. Besides being six-in-a-row, it is also the eleventh in twelve years for the Minutemen. The squad totaled four individual gold medals and one relay gold medals throughout the meet, but had many swimmers score in every event, showing their depth.
The men started the final day off in grand fashion taking the top two spots in the 1650-yard freestyle. Chris Inglis, continued his dominance, coming in first with a time of 15:43.25. He is now a two-time A-10 1650 free champion. Joey Sbordon came in right behind him in second with a time of 15:44.35.
Hao Luong kept the winning ways going as he captured gold in the 200-yard backstroke coming in with a time of 1:46.81. Kyle Jennings and Colin Mulcahy rounded out the scoring in the event coming in fifth and thirteenth, respectively.