Men's Swimming & Diving Competes Against Division I Boston College

Men's Swimming & Diving Competes Against Division I Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University men's swimming & diving team competed against Division I Boston College on Wednesday evening at the Flynn Complex Aquatics Center.

The host Eagles won the meet by a score of 148-86.

BSU senior Richard Smith (Milford, Mass.) captured top honors in the 50 backstroke with a time of 26.52 seconds. Smith also placed second in the 100 individual medley with a time of 55.56 seconds.

Freshman Quinn McAlear (Norton, Mass.) added a second place finish for the Bears in the 50 butterfly as he touched the wall in a time of 24.83 seconds, while sophomore Dylon Willis (Attleboro, Mass.) placed third in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 28.73 seconds.

Junior Alexander Belinsky (Norton, Mass.) posted a score of 174.45 points on the three-meter diving board as he qualified for the NEISDA Championships in the event. Belinsky also recorded a score of 164.80 points on the one-meter board. He finished in third place on both boards.

The Bears' 400 medley relay sqaud featuring Smith, Willis, junior Jameson Rose (Somerset, Mass.) and sophomore Giulian Santos (Framingham, Mass.) opened the meet with a third place finish as the foursome posted a time of 3:44.97.

Rose added a third-place showing in the 500 freestyle (5:21.85), while sophomore Timucin Marino (East Greenwich, R.I.) finished third in the 1,000 freestyle (11:21.28) and sophomore Sean Flaherty (North Andover, Mass.) placed third in the 50 freestyle (23.00).

In the final event of the day, the Bears finished second and third in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Flaherty, McAlear, Santos and senior Max Medina (Marion, Mass.) posted a time of 1:32.03, while the foursome of sophomore Bryceon Snowman (Pace, Fla.), junior Robert McDougall (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), Willis and senior Benjamin O'Connor (East Longmeadow, Mass.) recorded a time of 1:33.54.

The Bears take on Regis College on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock as part of a meet hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University.