Swimming Heads To Boston For Terrier Invitational
Nov. 15, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's and women's swim teams head to Boston University's Competition Pool for the three-day trial/final format Terrier Invitational. The invite is set to begin Friday morning and will continue through Sunday. Traditionally, teams such as Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, Yale and Columbia to go along with UMass have seen success at the Terrier. The UMass divers will be competing in the Frank Elm Invitational hosted by Rutgers this weekend.
The Minutemen who are coming off a 172-126 loss to Brown University last weekend, finished in fourth-place at last years Terrier Invitational. The men accumulated 600 points and finished behind Yale (800.5), BC (712) and BU (623.5).
Russ Yarworth's team returns three swimmers who captured a first-place finish at last year's invitational. Junior Colin Mulcahy led the way picking up the lone individual first-place finish for the Minutemen in the 100-yard backstroke. Mulcahy was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that took first, joining him are teammates Peter Sacco and Chris Inglis
The Terrier Invitational is not the first time the Minutemen match-up with some of these teams. UMass opened it's season against the host, Boston University and fell by a score of 182.5-116.5. The Minutemen will also play host to Yale, last year's victor at the Terrier, this season on December 3.
The Minutewomen, led by head coach Bob Newcomb, finished last season's Terrier Invitational in fourth-place with 368 points, behind Columbia (911.5), Northeastern (567.5) and Yale (373.5). They are coming off a 172-126 loss, last weekend, against Brown University.
The women had two first-place finishes of their own last season both coming off the stroke of sophomore Zoe Judd. The Acton, Mass. native was able to snag the top spot in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events. The Minutewomen were able to sweep the 200 free with Amina Meho and Anna Cavanaugh coming in second and third-place, respectively.
Following the Terrier the men and women will have one last dual-meet before semesters end. The men will play host to Yale, while the women travel back to Boston, Mass. to take on Northeastern. Both meets are scheduled for December 3 with the men's beginning at 1 p.m., and the women kicking off at noon.