Worcester, Mass. - The Clark University men's and women's swim and diving teams returned from their annual training trip to Puerto Rico on Wednesday and faced off against conference opponents Wheaton and Mount Holyoke on Thursday.
Alison Falder (New Milford, Conn) got Clark off to a hot start with a win in the 1000 Yard Freestyle. She finished with a time of 11:35.40. Falder also finished third in the 500 Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:42.67. Allison Dubick (Cornwall, NY) placed second in the large field of 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 2:98.50. Amelia Muratori (Southbury, Conn) took first place in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a blistering 25.78. Muratori also took second place in the 100 Yard Freestyle. She was less than a second off the frontrunner with a time of 56.49.
Quinn Mitchell (West Hartford, Conn) swam a good 200 Yard Butterfly, taking second place with a time of 2:23.57.
On the men's side, the team of Dan Broderick (Tolland, Conn), Dylan Schrama (Taunton, Mass), Eric Corbert (Newton, Mass), and Will Russell (Cumberland, Maine) took first place in the 400 Yard Freestyle finishing with a time of 3:42.14. Eric Corbert (Newton, Mass) came in second place in the 1000 Yard Freestyle with a time of 10:53.55. Julian Ortega (West Palm Beach, Fla) came in third in the 200 Yard Freestyle. He touched the wall with a time of 1:52.92. Ortega took another third place in the 200 Yard Butterfly, finishing with a time of 2:09.90. His teammate, Dan Broderick (Tolland, Conn), finished in fourth place with a time of 2:13.68.
Dylan Schrama (Taunton, Mass) swam a strong 100 Yard Freestyle finishing second with a time of 53.71. Nick Sakoff (New York, NY) finished fourth in the race with a time of 53.99.
Rowan Moody (Ellington, Conn) took first place in the 3 mtr dive collecting 220.05 points over, Hajmil Carr of Wheaton. Moody also took first place in the 1 mtr dive with a final score of 212.20.
Konstantin Drallios (Astoria, NY) finished second in the 200 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:23.42. Sakoff took third in the race with a final time of 2:35.81.
Coach Paul Phillips was excited with the way his teams performed saying, "It's apparent that we have come back from our training trip with a cohesiveness that you hope every team will find during the course of the season, and it certainly showed in their performances today. I'm very excited about how both teams performed and the progress they are making. As we move into championship season they will need to rely more and more on each other for inspiration motivation and support. I'm look forward to seeing how they continue to respond in the coming weeks.
Clark returns to the pool on January 12th in Worcester against Rhode Island College.