BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Senior Richard Smith (Milford, Mass.) tied the school record in the 50 backstroke as the Bridgewater State University men's swimming & diving team split a tri-meet with Babson College and Norwich University on Senior Day at the Moriarty Pool.
The Bears (9-6) posted a 189-103 win over Norwich and dropped a 158-127 decision to Babson.
Smith, who placed first in three events at the meet, posted a time of 24.53 seconds in the 50 backstroke as he equaled Dave Cangiano's 20-year old program mark set back in 1998. Smith also captured top honors in the 100 freestyle (48.74) and the 200 individual medley (2:00.48).
Sophomore Dylon Willis (Attleboro, Mass.) added a pair of individual event victories for the Bears. Willis was the first to touch the wall in both the 50 breaststroke (27.67) and the 200 breaststroke (2:16.83).
Junior Alexander Belinsky (Norton, Mass.) had the top score in the three-meter diving competition with a season-best 246.10 points. Belinsky also placed second on the one-meter board with a season-best total of 230.45 points.
The Bears are off until Thursday, February 15th when they compete at the four-day NEISDA Swimming & Diving Championships held at the University of Rhode Island.