Swim Teams Compete In Husky Invitational
Oct. 20, 2003
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Massachusetts men's and women's swim teams traveled to Storrs, Conn. this past weekend, to compete in the Husky Invitational, hosted by the University of Connecticut. The men's team won three events, while the women were victorious in one.
Leading the men was local standout freshman Greg Chartier (Amherst, Mass.), swimming in his first collegiate competition. Chartier won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:13.59. His 200-yard IM time of 1:59.29 placed him second, while he earned third-place finishes in both the 200-yard fly (1:59.74) and the 500-yard free (4:50.08). In the 200-yard backstroke, freshman Evan Swisher (North Bennington, Vt.) took the top spot, posting a time of 1:58.48. His time of 55.39 in the 100-yard back was good enough for second. Another freshman, Jake Hogue (Grand Junction, Colo.), had a productive day as well for the Minutemen, with third-place finishes in the 200-yard IM (2:01.55), the 400-yard IM (4:17.15) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.31).
In the relays, the 400-yard free relay team of junior Owen Scollen (Lowell, Mass.), sophomore Drew Martorano (Quincy, Mass.), senior Sean Collins (N. Reading, Mass.) and junior Ryan Matthews (Rumsford, N.J.) took first-place honors with a time of 3:16.70. In the 400-yard medley relay, the team of Swisher, Collins, senior Conner Townsend (Memphis, Tenn.) and Matthews clocked a mark of 3:40.47, good for a third-place finish.
For the women, freshman Nicole LeBarge (Lee, N.H.) took the top spot in the 50-yard free, posting a time of 25.21. Sophomore Aimee Bourassa (Ottowa, Ontario) swam to a third-place finish in the 100-yard free, clocking a time of 55 seconds flat.
In the relay events, two teams of Minutewomen took home third place finishes. Senior Lauren Rowell (Hamburg, N.Y.), junior Colleen Wasson (Harleysville, Penn.), senior Diana Alberti (Wantagh, N.Y.) and Bourassa clocked a time of 4:05.39 in the 400-yard medley relay. The other third place team consisted of freshman Liz Lovejoy (Reading, Mass.), LeBarge, freshman Kelly Hoffrage (St. Charles, Ill.) and Bourassa, who posted a time of 3:43.96 in the 400-yard free relay.
The UMass swimming and diving teams will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 25, as they travel to Durham, N.H. to take on the University of New Hampshire, at 1:00 p.m.