Bulldogs make it three wins in a row to start season

Bulldogs make it three wins in a row to start season

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."

Key Moment

  • 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).

Up Next

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.