Men's And Women's Swim Capture First Victory Of 2013
Jan. 12, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The men's and women's swimming and diving teams each wrapped up the Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday in first place. The UMass men picked up 609 total points and finished ahead of La Salle (482), George Washington (379) and Rhode Island (146). The Minutewomen took the win with 545 total points, ahead of La Salle (395), Rhode Island (393) and George Washington (362).
The Minutemen were led on day two by their freestylers, who picked up three of the teams six first-place finishes. Chris Inglis picked up victories in both the 1000-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle, with times of 9:44.47 and 1:43.21. Kyle Vieira and Alessandro Bomprezzi took second and fifth, respectively, in the 1000 free, while Brian Stiles and Troy Nichols took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200 free. Peter Sacco claimed the other win, with a 46.92 finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
Michael Glenn also picked up multiple victories in day two with wins in the 400-yard IM and 200-yard breaststroke, with times of 4:08.46 and 2:08.31 in each. Glenn was also just short of the win in the 100-yard breast, coming in second with a time of 59.49.
UMass was able to take the top two spots on the three-meter boards, led by senior Alexander Merkulov. He was able to take the top spot with a score of 272.70. Josh Koppel took second-place with a score of 256.70.
The UMass women used their depth to wrap-up their first win at the Rhode Island Invitational in two years.
Jocelyn Yuen once again led the way, taking first in both the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard butterfly, with times of 57.98 and 2:08.07, respectively.
In the 200-yard freestyle Anna Cavanaugh took the top spot with a time of 1:54.74. She finished ahead of teammates Amina Meho in third (1:55.95) and Zoe Judd in fifth (1:57.05). Judd would also go on to a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle touching the wall at 53.54.
Both teams will be back in action on January 19 at 1 p.m. as they take on Bryant University. It will be the final meet from Joseph Rogers Pool of the 2012-13 season. Each team will honor their seniors prior to the meet.