Minutemen and women swimming and diving place second at Dartmouth

By Chris Corso

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The Massachusetts men’s swimming and diving team finished second at the three-team Dartmouth Invitational this weekend, placing ahead of Bryant but losing to host team Dartmouth.

The Minutemen tallied up a total of 1246.5 points, 59 points behind Dartmouth, while Bryant accumulated just 419.

Chris Inglis, Joey Sbordon, Michael Glenn and Hao Luong all led the way in the pool for UMass.

Inglis, the Mashpee native, set two school records at the invitational. He was one of the members of the first place 400-yard medley relay team that clocked in at 3:25.18, the best time in school history. He also finished with a record-breaking time of 1:40.62 in the 200-yard freestyle.

In addition, Inglis also had a first place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle along with a second place finish in the 500-yard freestyle for the Minutemen.

Sbordon was another key contributor to the team this weekend. The seasoned veteran out of Franklin had two first place finishes. He grabbed first place in the 500-yard freestyle in front of Inglis and also touched the wall first in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:03.94.

Two Minutemen freshmen, Luong and Glenn, had days to remember as well. Glenn took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.09 and first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:05.96). The underclassmen also snagged second place in the 200 IM.

Luong found his glory in the 100-yard backstroke where he finished first at 50.88. He also had two second place finishes in the 200 back and the 200 fly.

On the diving board, Jason Cook starred for the Minutemen, as he earned first place in the one and three-meter diving events with scores of 309.00 and 323.18, respectively.

The men’s swimming and diving team looks to stay on pace for the Atlantic 10 Championships when they welcome Fordham on Feb. 4.

Women take second in Dartmouth Invitational

The UMass women’s swimming and diving team placed second in the Dartmouth Invitational this weekend with a total of 1087 points.

Just like the Minutemen, the women’s team finished behind their host Dartmouth (1671) and in front of Bryant (460).

A number of different Minutewomen contributed to earn the second place finish at Dartmouth.

Freshman Zoe Judd had another successful weekend with a trio of top three finishes this weekend. The team’s top swimmer took first in the 100-yard freestyle when she clocked in at 51.97. The Acton native was able to finish second in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 50-yard freestyle.

Junior Amina Meho found herself with a total of three top five finishes this weekend in the freestyle events. She finished second in the 50-yard freestyle, fourth in the 100-yard freestyle and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Another notable swimmer for the Minutewomen was freshmen Katie Arnott. She grabbed first in the 200-yard breaststroke clocking in at 2:26.21. She also took second place in the 100-yard breaststroke along and fifth place in the 200 IM.

UMass diver Michaela Butler also had a successful weekend in the diving events. The junior won the one and three-meter events, with 268.27 points in the one-meter and 275.47 in the three-meter.

Along with the men, the women’s team welcomes A-10 rival Fordham this weekend, as the seniors will compete for the final time at Joseph Rogers Pool.

Chris Corso can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @MDC_Corso.