Men's Swim Comes Back To Win Terrier Invitational On Final Day
Nov. 19, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's swim team was able to fight back on the final day of the Terrier Invitational to overcome the host Boston University and take the win for the first time since the 2008 season. The Minutemen saw many great swims in the morning session, which translated to a lot of points during the finals to get past a tough BU team.
The men started the final day off with three top-five finishes in the 1650-yard freestyle. Freshmen Alessandro Bomprezzi and Kyle Vieira were able to finish first and third, respectively, with times of 15:48.73 and 16:01.84. Junior Chris Inglis finished in fifth place in the event touching the wall with a time of 16:16.38.
The Minutemen would later go on to have four top-eight finishes in the 200-yard backstroke with Hao Luong leading the way with a third-place finish and a time of 1:49.81. Ryan Bobianski, Evan Sholudko and Troy Nichols went on to finish sixth, seventh and eighth. The men accumulated 63 points total in the 200 back alone.
In the 100-yard freestyle Peter Sacco paced the Minutemen with a time of 46.87 finishing in fifth place. Tim O'Neill came in behind him in sixth (46.91), and Wiktor Karpinski finished seventh (46.99).
Luong would have another solid swim later in the night finishing the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:52.05, good for fourth in the event. Both Vieira and Inglis would finish behind him in seventh and eighth, respectively, with times of 1:58.16 and 2:01.68.
The Minutemen will be back in action on December 1 as they play host to Yale from the friendly confines of Joseph Rogers Pool. The meet is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be streaming live via UMass All-Access.