BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University swimming and diving teams hosted the Eighth Annual Michael Arsenault Memorial Relays on Saturday afternoon at the Mary Jo Moriarty Pool in Bridgewater.
In the season opening meet, Bridgewater State placed first on both the men's and women's sides.
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.
The Bears won a combined 18 relay swimming events on the afternoon.
The women captured the 400 medley, 300 freestyle crescendo, 400 4x100 IM, 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 300 butterfly crescendo, 100 freestyle, 300 backstroke crescendo, 300 breaststroke crescendo and the 400 freestyle relay.
On the men's side, the Bears captured the 400 medley, 400 4x100 IM, 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 300 butterfly crescendo, 300 backstroke crescendo, 100 pants/shirts, and the 400 freestyle.
Junior Allison Hunt (Norton, Mass.) led the way with four relay wins, while seniors Megan Bonney (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and Mackenzie Coogan (Assonet, Mass.), and sophomore Danielle Vissering (North Andover, Mass.) were each part of three winning relays on the women's side.
Seniors Sean Flaherty (North Andover, Mass.) and Giulian Santos (Framingham, Mass.), and freshman Ben Wilkinson (Reading, England) were each part of four winning relays for the BSU men's squad. Senior Cameron Carnese (Framingham, Mass.) and juniors Devin Bombardier (Duxbury, Mass.) and Casey Cross (Attleboro, Mass.) competed on three winning relays.
The Bears are back in the pool on Saturday, October 26th when they travel to Regis College for a tri-meet with the Pride and Eastern Connecticut State University.