DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, November 17. BENTLEY University picked up its third dual meet win of the year with a 153-78 victory over UMass-Dartmouth in men’s swimming Wednesday night.
Junior Tyler Champagne (Orange, Conn./Amity Regional HS) was one of six swimmers to win individual races, winning the 200yard freestyle in 1:52.99. Sophomore Steven Sylvia (Westerly, R.I./Westerly HS) joined him by narrowly winning the 50 free in 22.41, and senior Adam Wessels (Epsom, N.H./Bishop Brady HS) was the first of the three Bentley swimmers to touch first in the 200 individual medley, doing so in 2:11.05.
Senior Joe Frantel (Canandaigua, N.Y./Marcus Whitman HS) was a second better than Matthew Lee of UMass-Dartmouth in the 100 free, beating him with a time of 51.53. Freshman Josh Witty (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos HS) took the 200 backstroke in 2:06.01, and freshman Janco Cornelius (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield HS) won the 200 breaststroke in 2:29.73, just beating out teammate Peter Belanger’s (Andover, Mass./Andover HS) 2:31.08.
The Bentley University women’s swimming team won its third dual meet of the year and 14th in a row overall by beating UMass-Dartmouth 163-67 Wednesday night. Eight different swimmers won individual races for the Falcons, and they also won both relay and diving events.
Junior Jessica Hodsdon (Brewer, Maine/Brewer HS) was one of the winners for Bentley, winning the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:30.78. Senior Molly Murphy (Horseheads, N.Y./Watkins Glen HS) took the 200 butterfly by five seconds in 2:33.11 and sophomore Amanda Le (Chelmsford/Chelmsford HS) won the 200 individual medley in 2:16.22. Sophomore Caroline Lewis (Westfield/Westfield HS) was victorious in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:19.30.
In the distance races, freshman Nadine Edwards (Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS) won the 1000 freestyle in 11:12.63 and senior Susie Boretti (Westford/Westford Academy) won the 500 free in 5:32.58. In the sprints, sophomore Amy Shin (Lancaster/Nashoba Reg. HS) took the 50 free in 26.84 and freshman Danielle Hellstern (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug HS) won the 100 free in 56.34.
Freshman Paige Wilde (Naugatuck, Conn./Holy Cross HS) was victorious in both diving events, with a score of 218.15 in the one meter and 213.05 in the three meter.
Bentley’s next meet is at home against Saint Michael’s Nov. 19.
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