Swim Quintet Named UMass Athletes Of The Week
Nov. 20, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - Tuesday morning the Sports Luncheon Committee recognized five members of the women's swimming and diving team as UMass Athletes of the Week. The quintet of Molly Smyth, Zoe Judd, Katie Arnott, Rebecca Quirie and Jocelyn Yuen all receive the honor after dropping 10 school records at the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University.
Smyth, a native of Cromwell, Conn. was able to set three school records in the Minutewomen's second-place finish at the Terrier Invitational. She dropped her own records in both the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle with times of 4:54.47 and 10:14.86, respectively. Smyth was also able to shave nearly 20 seconds off the previous 1650-yard freestyle record touching the wall with a time of 16:51.37.
Judd set possibly one of the most impressive records of the weekend in the 100-yard freestyle. The sophomore of Acton, Mass. dropped Michelle Leary's 22-year-old record of 50.81 to a blistering fast 50.75, finishing first in the event. She would also go on to break her own 50-yard freestyle record with a time of 23.32.
Yuen, a freshman from Princeton, N.J. was able to set both the 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard butterfly records for the Minutewomen. She was able to take first in the 200 IM with a record time of 2:05.25, while taking second-place in the 200 fly with a record time of 2:02.64.
Both Arnott and Quirie added an individual record of their own. In the 100-yard breaststroke, the Suffern, N.Y. native, Arnott, finished with a time of 1:04.46. Quirie, of Nepean, Ontario, set the record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.81.
The 400-yard medley relay team of Quirie, Arnott, Yuen and Judd dropped the school record time, set in 2010, to 3:50.54.
The next UMass Sports Luncheon will be held on November 28 and will recognize both the swimmers and next week's athlete of the week. The committee will also recognize the Field Hockey team on their tremendous 2012 season. The featured speakers will be athletic trainers Jeff Smith of hockey and Jen Brodeur of football along with women's swimming and diving head coach Bob Newcomb. It will be held in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center and will begin at noon.