Men's Swimming Defeats Colby-Sawyer, Women Finish Second

Men's Swimming Defeats Colby-Sawyer, Women Finish Second

BOSTON, Mass. - The Regis (Mass.) men's swimming and diving team won 10 of a possible 14 events on the day en route to a win and the women finished in second place as the Pride competed in a tri-meet at Simmons College on Saturday.

The men were led by first year Grant Kollien (Acton, Mass.) with three individual victories. He won the first individual event with a time of 11:26.12 to own the 1000-yard freestyle by more than 26 seconds and turned right around to win the 200-yard freestyle in the next event by 19 seconds with a mark of 2:04.12. He later posted a 10-plus second win in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:28.32.

Junior Joshua Unas (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and senior Nick Rainville (Reading, Mass.) were both multiple winners for Regis as well. Unas finished first in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 30 seconds flat, before earning a triumph in the 100-yard breaststroke on a time of 1:05.01. Rainville touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly at 56.91 and later won the 100-yard freestyle with a mark of 54.60. Sophomore Paul Brennan (Rumford, R.I.) registered a win in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.40 and senior Ryan Tinney (Manchester, Conn.) placed first in the 50-yard butterfly with a mark of 28.69. Junior Connor Schwarze (Melrose, Mass.), Unas, Tinney and Brennan combined to win the 200-yard medley relay  with a time of 1:54.21 to open the meet.

On the women's side, sophomore Elisabeth McQuaid (Marlborough, Mass.) finished first on the one-meter diving board for Regis with a total of 231.25 to win by a half point over first year Sara Manjikian (Belmont, Mass.), who's score of 230.75 was a career best for the Sharks. The pair swapped places on the three-meter board with Manjikian posting a total of 209.15 to win the event to McQuaid's second place effort of 199.25. Sophomore Cristina Samaniego (Avon, Conn.) scored a personal-best 192.80 points to place third on the one-meter board for Simmons. 

Jessica Higgins' (Peabody, Mass.) effort of 1:04.76 in the 100-IM was good for a win against Colby-Sawyer and her time of 1:04.22 topped all competitors in the 100-yard backstroke. She also added another triumph over Colby-Sawyer to give her three over the Chargers, following a time of 2:09.63 in the 200-yard freestyle.

First year Amy Collins (Hanson, Mass.) was also a multiple-winner against Colby-Sawyer with wins in the 50 and 100-yard breaststroke events on times of 37.57 and 1:24.23, respectively. She finished fourth in each event against Simmons. Sophomore Gloria Sutton (Suffield, Conn.) topped Colby-Sawyer in the 1000-yard freestyle with a mark of 11:59.02, while Katherine Mariano (Newton, Mass.) took the 100-yard butterfly against Colby-Sawyer with a time of 1:10.73.

Sophomore Jessica Zernitsky (Newton, Mass.) scored a win over Colby-Sawyer in the 50-yard freestyle (27:01), while senior Ashley DeRoche (North Reading, Mass.) finished first against Colby-Sawyer in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.56). Sophomore Ryan Moran (Arlington, Mass.) also picked up a win vs. Colby-Sawyer with a time of 6:11.49 in the 500-yard freestyle.

Next up, the Pride travels to Elms for a meet with the Blazers next Saturday at 11:00 a.m.


Release courtesy of Simmons College Sports Information.