Swim Teams Split At New Hampshire
Oct. 25, 2003
Durham, N.H. - The University of Massachusetts men's and women's swim teams traveled to Durham, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 25, for their first dual meet of the season. The men's team defeated the Wildcats, 174-96, while the women fell, 168-132.
Leading the men were junior Dylan Smith (Timonium, Md.) and freshman Jake Hogue (Grand Junction, Colo.). Smith won the 100-yard back with a time of 55.77, and also took the top spot in the 500-yard free, with a mark of 4:54.47. Hogue was victorious in two events as well, taking the 200-yard fly with a time of 2:01.90, and the 1000-yard free, at 10:31.15. Several other Minutemen scored points for the team as well. Freshman Greg Chartier (Amherst, Mass.), who won the 200-yard free with a time of 1:45.44, while freshman Mike Cordes (Highland Lakes, N.J.) took the 100-yard breast with a mark of 1:01.09. Senior captain Pete Tawczynski (Holden, Mass.) finished first in the 200-yard breast with a time of 2:15.71, and freshman Scott Mendell (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) swam a 2:02.98 in the 200-yard back, placing him first. The 50-yard free saw freshman Gordon Leonard (Cinnaminson, N.J.) swim to first-place, with a time of 22.32. Massachusetts also won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:38.72, swam by freshman Evan Swisher (N. Bennington, Vt.), Cordes, senior captain Conner Townsend (Memphis, Tenn.) and junior Ryan Matthews (Rumson, N.J.).
For the women, sophomore Aimee Bourassa (Ottawa, Ont.) was the top swimmer, taking first-place in two events. She won the 500-yard free with a time of 5:15.13, while her mark of 2:11.64 was the best in the 200-yard individual medley. Freshman Nicole LeBarge (Lee, Mass.) was the fastest in the 50-yard free, winning the event with a time of 25.29. The 100-yard free saw freshman Kelly Hoffrage (St. Charles, Ill.) take the top spot, clocking a time of 55.00. The UMass women also won the 200-yard free relay, as LeBarge, Hoffrage, freshman Liz Lovejoy (Reading, Mass.) and Bourassa registered a time of 1:39.96.
In the diving events, senior Logan Alomar (Silver Spring, Md.) won both the one-meter and three-meter dives for the men, with scores of 275.10 and 272.25, respectively. For the women, senior Joanna Walsh (Spencer, Mass.) took the one-meter dive with a score of 235.95, and was second in the three-meter with a mark of 208.80.
The UMass swimming and diving teams will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 1, as they travel to Providence, R.I. to compete in the Brown Invitational, beginning at 1:00 p.m.