David Smallwood, a sophomore swimmer for Worcester Polytechnic Institute, won the 100-yard butterfly (49.3 seconds) at the recent New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship.
The Bangor High graduate also collected gold medals as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:30.8) where he split 22.2 on the butterfly leg and as a member of the 200 free relay team with a 21.1 time on the team’s 1:21.9 clocking.
Racing in the 50-yard free, Smallwood also recorded a 20.98 to finish in a tie for the bronze medal.
Smallwood, who was recently named to the NEWMAC Winter All-Academic team, contributed a 48.6 butterfly to WPI’s silver medal 400-medley relay (3:20.4). Smallwood and his WPI teammates finished in second place behind MIT in the conference championship meet.
Other Mainers also turned in strong performances last week.
At the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, Mount Desert’s Leila Johnston, competing for Florida State University, sped to a 23.4 50 free, a 51.1 100 free and split a 23.9 on the butterfly leg of FSU’s 1:38 200 medley relay. FSU placed ninth in the 13-team field.
Falmouth’s Jake Perron, swimming for Davidson at the Atlantic 10 championships, raced impressively in several events including the 500 free (4:37.1), 200 free (1:41.7) and 100 free (46.7).
Sarah Easterling, a state champion in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at Greely High in Cumberland, was a member of the University of Arkansas entry in the Southeastern Conference Championship meet. Easterling swam a 56.3 100-yard backstroke and a 2:02.7 200 individual medley.
Dale Schultz, a diver for the University Maine in 1979-80 and 1980-81, who is the diving coach at the University of Florida, coached Gator diver Kahila Warner to gold medals and school records in both the 1- and 3-meter diving at the recent Southeastern Conference Championship meet.