Bentley Captures Every Event in Final Dual of Season, a 213.5-84.5 Victory at Bridgewater State

Peter Belanger
Peter Belanger

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Seventeen events were contested and members of the Bentley University men's swimming and diving team captured them all as the Falcons finished their dual schedule with a 213.5-84.5 win at Bridgewater State University Tuesday night. The win boosted Bentley to 7-4 overall.

Sophomore Colton Bridge (Tolland, Conn./Tolland HS) was the only Falcon to win two individual events and he had his best meet of the season. He captured the one-meter diving with a 283.00 and posted a winning score of 275.20 from the three-meter board. Both were season-bests for Bridge, who is also a member of the Bentley men's soccer team.

In the freestyle events, Bentley's winners were junior Rene Faria (Caracas, Venezuela) in the 50 yards (22.48), sophomore Owen Karl (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton HS) in the 100 (50.42), sophomore Kevin Diefenbach (Hamilton, N.J./Steinert  HS) in the 200 (1:52.78), junior Luke Mason (Lowell/Lowell HS) in the 500 (5:20.43) and sophomore Alex Liulakis (Tenafly, N.J./Tenafly HS) in the 1000 (11:12.91).

Backstroke events went to freshmen Gregory Coleman (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North HS) (100, 1:00.57) and Davis Wilson (Ransom Canyon, Texas/Lubbock HS) (200, 2:09.19). In the breaststroke, juniors Janco Cornelius (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield HS) (1:05.97) and Josh Witty (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos HS) (2:30.92) were the first to the wall in the 100 and 200, respectively.

Other winners were senior Peter Belanger (Andover/Andover HS) (200 individual medley, 2:09.64) and freshmen Matt Ahlmeyer (Morris Plains, N.J./Morris Plains HS) (200 butterfly, 2:07.32), Colin McCarthy (Glastonbury, Conn./Northwest Catholic HS) (100 fly, 57.90) and Jerrod Zimmer (Middletown, Conn./Middletown HS) (100 IM, 59.91).

Freshman Liam Bartlett (Syracuse, N.Y./William Nottingham HS) was part of both winning relays for the Falcons.

Next week, Bentley will compete in the four-day Northeast-10 Conference Championships at Southern Connecticut State, with action getting underway Thursday, Feb. 6.