Swim Teams Sweep On Senior Day
Feb. 1, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts men's and women's swimming and diving teams both took victories at yesterday's dual meet with Fordham, on Senior Day. The Minutemen took 11 of their 14 total events, while the Minutewomen won 10 of their 16 events, in front of a capacity crowd at Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. Pool.
Leading the way for the men's team were freshman Greg Chartier (Amherst, Mass.) and junior Justin Zeimetz (Rochester, N.H.), who each took top honors in two events. Chartier won the 200-yard fly with a time of 1:56.43 and the 500-yard back with a mark of 4:46.19. He then went on to post a season-best time of 1:54.04 in the 200-yard IM, which was held as an exhibitionary event, not counting toward the point totals. Chartier also swam the third leg on the winning 200-yard medley relay team. Zeimetz took the 50-yard free with a time of 21.26, then went on to win the 100-yard free with a mark of 47.05. Zeimetz was also a member of the fastest 200-yard free relay team which swam as an exhibiton as well. Other swimmers posting Minuteman victories were junior Gavin Frazier (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) in the 1000-yard free (10:09.18), freshman Andrew Pokorny-Campbell (Gladwyne, Pa.) in the 200-yard free (1:46.63), freshman Evan Swisher (N. Bennington, Vt.) in the 200-yard back (1:51.29) and senior Conner Townsend (Memphis, Tenn.) in the 100-yard fly (52.46). Also joining Chartier on the winning 200-yard medley relay team was Swisher, freshman Mike Cordes (Highland Lakes, N.J.) and freshman Gordon Leonard (Cinnaminson, N.J.).
Leading the Minutewomen were senior Christen Dexter (Centerville, Mass.) and freshman Liz Lovejoy (Reading, Mass.), who both won two events and were part of a winning relay team. Dexter swept the breaststroke events, winning the 100-yard breast with a time of 1:08.77, and taking the 200-yard breast with a mark of 2:26.47. She also swam the second leg on the winning 200-yard medley relay team. Lovejoy also pulled off a sweep, taking both the 100-yard and 200-yard fly events. She won the 100-yard fly with a time of 59.55, and the 200-yarder with a mark of 2:10.30. She then went on to swim the first leg on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team. Two other Minutewomen posted wins as well. Sophomore Aimee Bourassa (Ottawa, Ontario) took the 200-yard free with a time of 1:57.08, while anchoring the winning 200-yard free relay team. Freshman Nicole LeBarge (Lee, N.H.) took the 50-yard free with a time of 24.76, while anchoring the winning 200-yard medley relay and swimming the second leg on the winning 200-yard free relay team. Also joining Dexter and LeBarge in the 200-yard medley relay were senior Lauren Rowell (Hamburg, N.Y.) and senior Diana Alberti (Wantagh, N.Y.).
In the diving events, senior Logan Alomar (Silver Spring, Md.) and junior Brandon Doane (Danvers, Mass.) each won one event, and took second in the other. Alomar won the one-meter dive with a season-best score of 310.05, then took second in the three-meter dive with a mark of 294.38. Doane won the three-meter with a score of 296.55, while taking second in the one-meter with a mark of 231.74. For the women, freshman Mary Jenkins (Acton, Mass.) won the one-meter dive with a score of 250.04, while senior Joanna Walsh (Spencer, Mass.) won the three-meter dive with a mark of 224.77.
The UMass men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be back in action on Thursday, February 19, as they participate in the Atlantic 10 Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.