Feb. 5, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's swimming and diving 200 free relay team closed out the evening and the regular season with a first place finish as Holy Cross fell to Boston College Thursday evening at the Hart Center.
The 200 free relay, swam by seniors David Drummond (Swampscott, Mass.), Dan Kennedy (Bolton, Conn.), Robert Acker (Ames, Iowa) and Ian MacLaren (Cortez, Colo.), took first place with a time of 1:34.40. Senior Brian Lasonde (East Longmeadow, Mass.) took first place in the 100 fly with a time of 1:03.02, followed by Drummond in second with a time of 1:03.61 and Acker in third with a time of 1:04.07. MacLaren finished second in the 100 free with a time of 51.59, followed closely by Acker with a time of 52.38.
The Crusaders swept the 200 IM with sophomore Sean Hager (Westfield, N.J.) finishing first with a time of 2:14.50, junior Brian Livingston (Auburn, Wash.) taking second with a time of 2:18.76 and freshman Michael Burns (East Amherst N.Y.) finishing third with a time of 2:21.00. Hager also finished first in the 500 free with a time of 5:21.54, followed by Livingston in second in 5:22.59 and senior Mike Marquet (Reston, Va.) in third with a time of 6:03.88. Hager finished third in the 1000 free with a time of 11:10.65, while junior Joseph McShane (Chatham, N.J.) finished third in the 200 free in 1:53.60. Burns led the Crusaders with a first place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:25.38.
On the diving board, freshman Adam DeVito (Walpole, Mass.) led the Crusaders with two first place finishes. DeVito took first on the one meter board with a new school record score of 282.23. Junior Joshua Rodriguez (Dudley, Mass.) finished second with a score of 209.62 and senior Andrew Sherwood (Unadilla, N.Y.) took third with a season best score of 157.35. On the three meter board, DeVito finished first with a score of 305.63 and Rodriguez took second with a score of 197.69.
Holy Cross begins preparing for the Patriot League Championships held in Lewisburg, Pa. on Feb. 19-21.