Swimming Tops UMass-Dartmouth; Both Men and Women Garner Wins

 
 
 

 
Providence took on UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon.
 
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Jan. 22, 2005

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving teams each defeated UMass-Dartmouth Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at PC's Taylor Natatorium. The PC men (2-6) tallied a 152-119 victory, winning 10 events. The PC women (4-4) were led by sophomore Annie Nemeth (Pittsburgh, Pa.) who played a part in four first-place finishes and posted a school-record performance, winning the 200-meter breaststroke with a first-place time of 2:40.67. Overall, the Providence women captured a 164-131 victory winning eight events.

Nemeth's performance in the 200-meter breaststroke was the first Providence women's team record broken in seven years. Additionally, the second-year swimmer won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:17.08 and the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 36.50. Nemeth also helped the Friars win the 200-meter medley relay. Comprised of sophomore Carolyn Rider (Freehold, N.J.), Nemeth, senior Alyssa Meleski (Southington, Conn.) and freshman Jessica McCarthy (Woodstock, N.Y.), the quartet posted a first-place time of 2:11.02.
 

 

Rider also played a part in a pair of first-place showings as she won the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 33.66. Freshman Amy Ryan (East Granby, Conn.) won the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 10:12.86, while sophomore Katelyn Flynn (Sinking Spring, Pa.) won the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:34.62. Flynn also won the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:57.96 and placed second in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:05.27.

Meleski, who was honored before the meet as one of seven Providence seniors in the program, earned a second-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 29.90 seconds, a mere 0.74 seconds off the leader.

On the men's side, junior captain Nick Taylor (Devonshire, Bermuda) and junior captain Frank LaMonaca (Cheshire, Conn.) each won two events while sophomore Andrew Zockoff (Dover, Mass.) won three. Taylor won the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 9:16.95 and the 50-meter butterfly with a time of 28.81. LaMonaca won the 50-meter freestyle posting a time of 25.73 and placed first in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:34.50. Zockoff won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:04.85, the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 34.44 and the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:24.64.

Additionally, Zockoff was a member of the first-place 200-meter medley relay team. The quartet turned in a time of 1:59.60, a mere 0.08 seconds ahead of the second-place finishers. The team also was compromised of sophomore Brian Confrey (Glastonbury, Conn.), junior Michael Kerwin (Point Pleasant, N.J.) and freshman Garrett Chase (West Hartford, Conn.).

Junior Seth Brockman (Kenner, La.) won the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 30.16, while freshman Ryan Barnicle (Newington, Conn.) won the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 56.58 to round out the winners.

Providence men's and women's swimming & diving teams each return to action in Vermont this Saturday, January 29. The men will take on Saint Michael's College while the women will battle the Univ. of Vermont.

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