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GREAT BAY MASTERS WIN 2002 25-METER CHAMPIONSHIP AT WHEATON COLLEGE

 

Great Bay Masters won the New England Masters 25-Meter Championship at Wheaton College, December 14-15.  This is the fourth consecutive GBM victory at the annual event.  Pre-meet predictions suggested it would be a close battle with the Minuteman Masters.  That was not to be, as Great Bay jumped out to a 650 point lead on Saturday and increased the gap on Sunday, to secure an 822 point victory (see team scores below).  

 

THE KEY TO THEIR SUCCESS

Once again, teamwork proved the successful ingredient for Great Bay Masters.  Great Bay has a wonderful mix of swimmers – ranging in age from 19 to 80, and experience from those just learning all the competitive strokes, to former college varsity swimmers.  Swimmers work together in practice to improve their fitness and stroke technique.  Showing strong solidarity and group enthusiasm, Great Bay attends the NEM championship meets as a full team.  It all comes together for Great Bay in relay competition – relays score double points, and Great Bay swims more relays, and can score points in more relay classifications than any other team in New England. 

 

 

SATURDAY AT WHEATON:  THE BIG GROUP!

 

 

 

RESULTS – TOP TEN TEAM POINTS

 

 1  Great Bay Masters         5,725

 2  Minuteman Masters         4,903

 3  Cambridge Masters         3,272

 4  Granite State Penguins    1,767

 5  Swim RI                   1,733

 6  Andover YMCA              1,622

 7  YMCA of North Shore        728

 8  J.C.C. Newton Masters      346

 9  New England Barracudas     311

 10 Cape Cod Swim Club         285

 

 

TOP TEN GREAT BAY POINT SCORERS – WOMEN AND MEN

 

Women –

 

Read, Susan           57   143

Fredette, Ann B       57   143

Prescott, Carol L     33   140

Virnelli, Nancy M     40   133

Hult, Britta J        22   127

Pentheny, Gail H      40   125

Hult, Manya           57   115

Woodcock, Sandy       46   109

Barbary, Susan H      52    92

Wesson, Kim A         35    85

 

 

Men –

Gendreau, Edmund J    40   168

Johnson, Alan T       65   156

Mohl, Bruce E         56   139

Berman, Kym S         43   127

Nelson, Brian J       23   126

Doleac, Charles B     55   117

McSweeney, Brian L    54   104

Bright, David C       49   103

Siegal, Byron J       55   103

Monsees, David H      39   102

 

GBM’S SET NEW ENGLAND RECORDS:

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS –

200 FL  19-24  22  2:40.41    Britta Hult

100 FL  35-39  35  1:13.03     Kim Wesson     

100 BR  40-44  40  1:10.94   Edmund Gendreau  

100 FL  40-44  40  1:00.40   Edmund Gendreau  

100 FR  40-44  40   55.69    Edmund Gendreau  

100 IM  40-44  40  1:03.15   Edmund Gendreau  

200 BR  40-44  40  2:32.82   Edmund Gendreau  

200 FL  40-44  40  2:20.53   Edmund Gendreau  

200 FR  55-59  56  2:18.05     Bruce Mohl      

200 IM  40-44  40  2:15.67   Edmund Gendreau  

200 IM  55-59  56  2:34.17     Bruce Mohl     

400 IM  40-44  40  5:03.43   Edmund Gendreau  

 50 FL  40-44  40   27.47    Edmund Gendreau  

 

RELAY EVENTS-

MEN   400 FREE  120-159  3:50.59 

Edmund Gendreau   40   

Mike Anderson     31

Bruce Johansson   41    

Kirk Larsen       25