Men's Swimming

Men And Women Swim Head To Bryant For Friday Dual-Meet

Michael Glenn is coming off being named A-10 Rookie of the Week.

Michael Glenn is coming off being named A-10 Rookie of the Week.

Jan. 18, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's and women's swimming and diving teams will head to Smithfield, R.I. on Friday to take on the Bryant Bulldogs. The meet is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. Both tams are coming off great performances at the Rhode Island Invitational in which the men finished in first place of four team and the women came in second of four.

Last Time Out
Last weekend at the Rhode Island Invitational the Minutemen finished first with a total of 642 points, finishing ahead of George Washington, La Salle and Rhode Island. The women took second place with 454 points finishing behind La Salle and ahead of Rhode Island and George Washington.

The Minutemen put together a solid team effort in this past weekends win.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Jon Conway, Eric Zeimetz, Colin Mulcahy and Peter Sacco took first with a time of 1:25.89. Zeimetz would go on to finish first in both the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard butterfly with times of 52.38 and 1:56.73, respectively.

The Minutemen took the top three spots in the 100-yard backstroke with Hao Luong taking the top spot touching the wall at 50.72. Behind him was Mulcahy in second finishing at 53.34, and Kyle Jennings in third with 53.52. Jennings would also go on to take first in the 200-yard backstroke finishing with a time of 1:55.03.

In his first action of the year Jason Cook finished first in the three-meter dive. Alexander Merkulov and Conor Dunn came in right behind him to sweep the event.

The women also had an all-around great team effort picking up six first place finishes.



The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Amina Meho, Molly Smyth, Anna Cavanaugh and Zoe Judd took first place touching the wall at 3:36.31. Meho was also able to place first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.66. Judd captured first in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. She finished with a time of 1:54.11 in the 200 free and 52.82 in the 100 free. Smyth captured second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.39.

Michaela Butler picked up right where she left off in the last half of the season placing first in both the one and three-meter dives. She finished with 254.40 points in the one-meter and 276.20 points in the three-meter.

Glenn Named A-10 Men's Swimming And Diving Rookie Of The Week
Michael Glenn was named A-10 Rookie of the Week following his performance last weekend at the Rhode Island Invitational. This is his third time receiving the honor this year, the only other rookie swimmer to receive the honor multiple times is his classmate Hao Luong.

The Overland Park, Kan. native finished in the top-three in three different individual events. He finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke touching the wall with a time of 2:12.86, while also finishing third in both the 200 and 400-yard IM with times of 1:57.80 and 4:12.98, respectively.

Scouting Bryant
The Minutemen and Minutewomen last saw Bryant University at the Terrier Invitational this past November.

The Bulldogs are coming off a meet in which they cruised to victory over St. Francis and NJIT, paced by a total of 16 first place finishes.

The men led by senior Alex Kosenski, who is coming off a finishing first in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle with times off 21.81 and 47.81, respectively. Junior Casey Ostrander leads the women. She was able to win the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard IM with times off 55.43 and 5:27.66, respectively.

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