SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's swimming and diving team made it three wins in three tries on Friday night when they took down in-state rival Providence 184-104 at the Chace Athletic Center Pool.
Coach Cameron's Comments
"I think they like the sound of 3-0. We want to keep that rolling for sure. We had a great week of training. We upped the ante a little bit and they responded really well and we still swam well. I like where we are and setting a pool record to start the meet again sets the tempo."
- The Bulldogs started hot in the first event, finishing 1-2 in the 400 Medley Relay, with the team of Colin Curtin (Wethersfield, Conn.), Ben Schulte (Tumon, Guam), Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) and Andrew Allen (Bedford, N.H.) setting a new pool record with a time of 3:18.24.
How the Swimmers Did
- Mays added two more individual wins on the night, including another pool record in the 100 back.
- Schulte won all four races, with two individual victories and two relay wins.
- Curtin added an individual win in the 200 back.
- Allen took home two more wins on the night, with a victory in the 100 free and the 200 free relay.
How the Divers Did
- Trevor Hazlewood (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Kevin Sullivan (East Lyme, Conn.) shared the spoils on the night, with each taking home a victory.
- Hazlewood dove to the tune of a 265.57 score in the 1-meter dive.
- Sullivan finished the 3-meter dive portion with a 272.25.
Stats and Notables
- In his first three races as a Bulldog, Mays now owns three individual pool records and was part of two relay pool records.
- Mays' streak of wins ended at 11 in a row to start his Bryant career.
- Hazlewood and Sullivan finished 1-2 in the 1-meter dive for the third consecutive week.
- The divers swapped victories this week, with Hazlewood winning the 3-meter and Sullivan winning the 1-meter against Bucknell.
- Bryant has now beaten two Power 5 schools to start the season, defeating an ACC team (Boston College) and a Big East team (Providence).
Bryant's string of four straight home meets to start the season ends next Saturday when they host Iona at noon at the Chace Athletic Center pool.