CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Elms College men's and women's swim teams fell to Regis (MA) on Saturday, with the Blazer men dropping a 139-101 decision and the women losing 151-79.
Michael Grippo led a Blazer men's team that came up just short. Grippo took medalist honors in the 100-meter freestyle (57.92) and 100-meter backstroke (1:04.96) and swam the second leg of the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:50.76) that touched the wall just 12-hundreths of a second before second-place Regis (1:50.88).
Cricket Cavar and Brittany North finished first and second in the women's 200-meter IM, with Cavar taking medalist honors (2:49.58), just ahead of North (2:51.74). Blazer women Julianne Gordon, Aislinn Carrier, North and Hannah Bongiovanni also set a new Partyka Natatorium record in the 800 freestyle relay, finishing in 10:46.45 in an exhibition to close the day.
The Blazers wrap up the regular season at the University of New England on Jan. 27 at 1:00 p.m. The NEISDA Championships are Feb. 15-18 at the University of Rhode Island.