at Lewiston, Maine
BATES SWIMMING AND DIVING FALLS TO MIDDLEBURY
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College swimming and diving teams were unable to complete a perfect weekend, dropping two decisions to Middlebury today. In a tightly contested match between the women, the Panthers prevailed, 168.5-129.5. The men's meet was more lopsided, with Middlebury earning a 183-92 victory.
Bates led after seven events by winning six of them, including junior Gudrun Mirick (Chaska, Minn.) in the 50- and 200-freestyle and first-year Jill Kopicki (Edison, N.J.) in the 1000-free and 200-butterfly. Middlebury took the top three spots in the 100-yard freestyle, erasing a 10-point deficit. The Panthers were able to hold Bates off despite another win by Kopicki in the 500-free and a Bates record by first-year Megan Ferrari (Doylestown, Pa.) in the 200-breaststroke. Her time of 2:31.16 gave Ferrari her second breaststroke record in as many days.
In the men's meet, the Bobcats' lone event win came from first-year swimmer David Bear (Winter Park, Fla.) in the 500-yard freestyle. Panther swimmers set Tarbell Pool records in the 200-yard medley relay and the 100-yard butterfly.
Winners Women 200 Medley Relay: Simmons, Ferrari, Murchie, Mirick, Bates, 1:55.98 1,000 Free: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 11:04.14 200 Free: Gudrun Mirick, Bates, 2:01.53 100 Back: Jane Calfee, Middlebury, 1:01.57 100 Breast: Megan Ferrari, Bates, 1:10.35 200 Fly: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 2:16.90 50 Free: Gudrun Mirick, Bates, 25.82 1-M Diving: Carrie Pistenmaa, Middlebury, 202.45 100 Free: Jaylebe Orange, Middlebury, 58.00 200 Back: Jane Calfee, Middlebury, 2:14.31 200 Breast: Megan Ferrari, Bates, 2:31.16 500 Free: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 5:27.28 100 Fly: Mandy Smeal, Middlebury, 1:02.67 3-M Diving: Carrie Pistenmaa, Middlebury, 210.05 100 IM: Jane Calfee, Middlebury, 1:03.99 200 Free Relay: Davidson, Waters, Orange, Tallon, Middlebury, 1:47.48 Men 200 Medley Relay: Strickler, Williams, Stuntz, Shoemaker, 1:40.24 1,000 Free: Andrew Sterling, Middlebury, 10:28.29 200 Free: Ian Doherty, Middlebury, 1:51.08 100 Back: Scott Strickler, Middlebury, 55.32 100 Breast: Mark Williams, Middlebury, 1:04.69 200 Fly: Grayson Stuntz, Middlebury, 2:02.76 50 Free: David Shoemaker, Middlebury, 22.39 3-M Diving: Derek Chicarilli, Middlebury, 261.9 100 Free: David Shoemaker, Middlebury, 49.08 200 Back: Ian Doherty, Middlebury, 2:00.61 200 Breast: Jesse Serrins, Middlebury, 2:21.13 500 Free: David Bear, Bates, 4:57.56 100 Fly: Grayson Stuntz, Middlebury, 53.34 1-M Diving: Derek Chicarilli, Middlebury, 286.55 100 IM: Scott Strickler, Middlebury, 57.60 200 Free Relay: Shoemaker, Stuntz, Stucker, Doherty