Feb. 6, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming and diving concluded the dual meet portions of their seasons on Sunday as they both defeated Dartmouth on Senior Day. The men topped Dartmouth by a 172-128 score to finish 5-2 in the dual meet season while the women won 158-142 for a 6-2 dual meet record.
The Huskies now move on to the championship portion of the season as the BIG EAST Diving Championship takes place in Pittsburgh on February 11-12 while the swimming portion takes place in Pittsburgh from February 15-18.
The UConn men's win was highlighted by freshman Sawyer Franz (Pine, Colo.) winning the 500-yard freestyle in 4:36.39 and the 1000-yard freestyle in 9:21.06. The time in the 1000-yard freestyle was good for a school record.
The men were also paced by sophomore Keith Piper (Naperville, Ill)., who won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.60 seconds and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:52.37. Freshman Lachezar Shumkov (Sofia, Bulgaria) won the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.41 seconds and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:05.95.
Junior Kyungsoo Yoon (Toronto, Ont.) won the 50-yard freestyle in 20.68 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 46.46 seconds.
On the women's side, senior Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas) won three events - the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.48, the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:21.10 and the 200-yard IM in 2:06.66.
Junior Jordan Bowen (Lake Elmo, Minn.) won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:01.12 and the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:15.12. In diving, junior Danielle Cecco (Hicksville, N.Y.) won the one-meter with 294.75 points and the three-meter in 318.98 points.