Swim Teams Split Against St. John's
Nov. 22, 2003
Amherst, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts men's and women's swim teams hosted St. John's University at Joseph R. Rogers Pool this afternoon, with the Minutemen defeating the Red Storm 156-138. The women's team fell in their competition, 157.5-136.5
Freshman Evan Swisher (North Bennington, Vt.) led the Minutemen, taking first-place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.40. His mark of 1:52.93 in the 200-yard backstroke was also good for top-honors. Junior Dylan Smith (Timonium, Md.) won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:50.81, while freshman Greg Chartier (Amherst, Mass.) also registered a first-place finish, winning the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 1:55.43. The Minutemen also found success in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as the team of freshman Gordon Leonard (Cinnaminson, N.J.), junior Owen Scollan (Lowell, Mass.), junior Ryan Matthews (Rumson, N.J.) and senior captain Sean Collins (North Reading, Mass.) finished the event in a time of 1:25.96.
For the women, three different swimmers each won one event, but could not lift the Minutewomen over the Red Storm. Senior captain Christen Dexter (Centerville, Mass.) took the top spot int he 200-yard breaststroke, registering a mark of 2:27.88. Sophomore Aimee Bourassa (Ottawa, Ontario) finished first in the 200-yard individual medley, swimming to a time of 2:14.56. Sophomore Kelly Hoffrage (St. Charles, Ill.) was the other Minutewomen winner, taking the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 54.47. The women also found success in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as the team of freshman Nicole LeBarge (Lee, N.H.), freshman Liz Lovejoy (Reading, Mass.) senior Megan Pittman (Adair, Ill.) and Hoffrage swam to a winning time of 1:40.42.
St. John's did not send any divers to the event. Uncontested, senior Logan Alomar (Silver Spring, Md.) posted a season-high mark of 284.25 in the one-meter dive, while scoring another season-high in the three-meter dive with a total of 320.63. Junior Brandon Doane (Danvers, Mass.) also posted season-highs in both events, diving to scores of 261.97 in the one-meter and 259.05 in the three-meter event. In the women's diving events, senior Joanna Walsh (Spencer, Mass.) scored a 221.40 in the one-meter event and posted a mark of 172.50 in the three-meter. Sophomore Mary Jenkins (Acton, Mass.) scored a career-high 212.10 in the one-meter dive, placing her second.
The UMass swimming and diving teams will be back in action Dec. 5-7, as both the men's and women's swim teams travel to the Nutmeg Invitational in New Haven Conn. Both the men's and women's diving teams will head to Princeton, N.J. for the Princeton Invitational.