BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University swimming and diving teams hosted the Sixth Annual Michael Arsenault Memorial Relays on Saturday afternoon at the Mary Jo Moriarty Pool in Bridgewater.
In the season opening meet, Bridgewater State finished first in the women's team standings followed by UMass Dartmouth and the UMass Lowell Club Team. The Bears also captured top honors on the men's side with UMD placing second and the UMass Lowell Club Team finishing third.
The relay meet was created in 2012 to honor the BSU swimming and diving program's only All-America Swimmer, Michael Arsenault. Michael, who passed away in March of 2008 at the age of 52, earned NCAA Division III All-America honors in the 50 freestyle in 1976.
Bridgewater won 16 relay swimming events on the evening and two diving.
On the women's side, the Bears won the 400 medley relay, the 300 freestyle crescendo relay, the 200 freestyle relay, the 200 medley relay, the 300 butterfly crescendo relay, the 100 freestyle relay, the 300 backstroke crescendo relay, the 100 dog paddle with barking relay, the 400 freestyle relay and the three-meter diving challenge.
The men captured the 400 medley relay, the 400 individual medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay, the 200 medley relay, the 300 butterfly crescendo relay, the 300 backstroke crescendo relay, the 300 breaststroke crescendo relay and the three-meter diving challenge.
Seniors Rebecca Foster (Billerica, Mass.) and Abbie Grant (Mansfield, Mass.), juniors Haley Nolan (Lowell, Mass.) and Danielle Souza (Mansfield, Mass.), and freshmen Allison Hunt (Norton, Mass.) and Katherine Werra (East Taunton, Mass.) were each part of three winning relays on the women's side.
Seniors Andrew Hebert (Lincoln, R.I.) and Richard Smith (Milford, Mass.), junior Robert McDougall (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), sophomore Dylon Willis (Attleboro, Mass.) and freshman Quinn McAlear (Norton, Mass.) were all part of three winning relays for the BSU men's squad.
The Bears are back in the pool on Wednesday, October 25th they travel to Division I Boston College for a six o'clock meet with the Eagles.