WALTHAM, Massachusetts, November 3. DOWN three points heading into the final relay, Bentley University took first and third in the meet-ending 200 yard freestyle relay to rally past visiting Le Moyne College, 148.5-142.5, in men's college swimming at the Dana Center pool Saturday afternoon.
Freshman Sebastian Bury (Bellevue, Wash./Newport Senior HS) swam the first leg and left the pool with a lead of 0.20 seconds. Senior captain Tyler Champagne (Orange, Conn./Amity Reg.) followed and extended the lead to 0.30, and senior Mike Simoneau (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South HS) handed closer George Go (Manila, Phillipines) a commanding 1.61 second lead after a strong third leg.
Go had Bentley's best leg of the relay, 22.09, and Bentley finished in 1:30.13, winning by 1.25 seconds over the Dolphins.
Bentley also captured the first relay with Go and Bury swimming the final two legs in the 200 medley. They followed freshman Tim Connolly (Dorchester/Boston Latin) and sophomore Connor Mulvey-Hudson (Ardmore, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) into the pool.
Connolly, in his first collegiate dual meet, was a double-winner as he captured both the 100 backstroke (56.76) and the 200 back (2:05.60). Bentley went 1-2 in both those events, with sophomore Josh Witty (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos HS) touching after Connolly.
Bentley's other two individual winners were Mulvey-Hudson in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.59) and Go in the 100 butterfly (53.58).
Senior Monika Drogosz (Unionville, Conn./Farmington HS), junior Amanda Le (Chelmsford/Chelmsford HS) and sophomore Nadine Edwards (Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS) each won two events and participated on a winning relay as Bentley University swam past the Le Moyne College Dolphins, 176-120, in women's action Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center pool.
Edwards spent the most time in the pool as she captured the meet's two longest events, with times of 11:16.22 in the 1000 yard freestyle and 5:25.59 in the 500 free. Lee prevailed in the breaststroke, taking the 100 in 1:08.10 and the 200 in 2:26.11. Drogosz was first to the wall in the 50 free (25.94) and the 100 free (56.12).
Le teamed with junior Caroline Lewis (Westfield/Westfield HS), senior Jessica Hodsdon (Brewer, Maine/Brewer HS) and sophomore Danielle Hellstern (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug HS) for a winning time of 1:54.65 in the 200 medley relay. In the 200 free relay, Edwards, Drogosz, Hellstern and Hodsdon put up a meet-best time of 1:43.64.
Other winners for the Falcons in their first dual meet of the season were Lewis in the 100 backstroke (1:04.13), senior Shelly D'Aleo (Enfield, Conn./Suffield Academy) in the one-meter diving (238.30), Hodsdon in the 100 butterfly (1:00.78) and freshman Nicola Mancini (Falmouth, Maine/ Falmouth HS) in the three-meter diving (254.24).
All told, Bentley captured 12 of the meet's 16 events.
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