Jan. 22, 2000  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


at Lewiston, Maine
Men: Bates 168, Colby, 124 Women: Colby 162, Bates 138


LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College swimming and diving teams split a pair of meets with in-state rival Colby College. The men improved to 4-1 on the season with a 168-124 victory, while the women fell to 3-2 with a 162-138 defeat.

The men's team showed great depth, with seven swimmers winning at least one event. Two Bobcats contributed a pair of individual wins. First-year swimmer David Bear (Winter Park, Fla.) continued his fine rookie season in the distance events, taking the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events, winning the latter by nearly 20 seconds, while edging out his nearest competitor from Colby by four-tenths of a second in the 500. Bear also contributed to the 200 medley relay team's victory. Sophomore Steve Imig (Denver, Colo.) captured both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events, while also swimming in the 400 free relay.

The Bates women excelled in the backstroke, breaststroke and the butterfly, but Colby's depth in the freestyle events gave the White Mules an advantage. First-year swimmer Megan Ferrari (Doylestown, Pa.) was victorious in the 100- and 200-yard breastroke, and has now lost just once in the breastroke this season. Sophomore Megan Simmons (Buffalo, N.Y.) won the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. Bates first-year Jill Kopicki (Edison, N.J.) rounded out the Bobcats' multiple winners for the women, taking the 1,000-yard free by five seconds and the 100-yard butterfly, finishing just ahead of teammate Pamela Murchie (Westbrook, Maine) in the fly. Murchie also won the 200 fly.

200 Medley Relay: O'Donnell, Bear, Bowden, Urbancyzk, Bates, 1:44.92
1000 Free: David Bear, Bates, 10:10.71
200 Free: Jonathan Eck, Colby, 1:47.04
100 Back: Jeff McCloskey, Colby, 55.61
100 Breast: Steve Imig, Bates, 1:05.99
200 Fly: Dan Heneghan, Bates, 2:13.25
50 Free: Paul Urbanczyk, Bates, 22.90
1-M Diving: Andrew Hastings, Bates, 249.95
100 Free: Mike Jensen, Bates, 49.32
200 Back: Al Goodman, Colby, 2:11.36
200 Breast: Steve Imig, Bates, 2:26.78
500 Free: David Bear, Bates, 4:56.12
100 Fly: Jeff McCloskey, Colby, 56.19
3-M Diving: Steve Feldman, Colby, 233.60
200 IM: Jonathan Eck, Colby, 2:01.54
400 Free Relay: Urbancyzk, Bowdoin, Imig, Jensen, Bates, 3:23.58

200 Medley Relay: Simmons, Ferrari, Murchie, Mirick, Bates, 1:57.71
1000 Free: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 10:56.50
200 Free: Mindy Williams, Colby, 2:01.01
100 Back: Megan Simmons, Bates, 1:03.97
100 Breast: Megan Ferrari, Bates, 1:10.99
200 Fly: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 2:17.19
50 Free: Jess Knight, Colby, 25.93
1-M Diving: Kat Johnson, Colby, 222.55
100 Free: Jess Knight, Colby, 56.84
200 Back: Megan Simmons, Bates, 2:17.53
200 Breast: Megan Ferrari, Bates, 2:33.28
500 Free: Mindy Williams, Colby, 5:20.55
100 Fly: Pamela Murchie, Bates, 1:02.37
3-M Diving: Kat Johnson, Colby, 200.50
200 IM: Blake Hammill, Colby, 2:17.69
400 Free Relay: Millett, Knights, Williams, Hammill, Colby, 3:50.04

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