Jan. 7, 2000  

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


at Lewiston, Maine
Women: Bates 166, Norwich 95 Men: Bates 160, Norwich 98


LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Norwich University in a pair of dual meets today. The Bobcat women (2-0) took a 166-95 decision from the Cadets (0-3), while the men (2-0) defeated Norwich (1-2) by a 160-98 score.

A pair records fell in the meet. For the women, first-year swimmer Megan Ferrari (Doylestown, Pa.) established a new Bates College record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 32.46 seconds, topping teammate Liz Fey's (Westport, Conn.) mark set in 1998. In the final race of the day, the 800-yard freestyle relay team of first-year Adam Bowden (Cumberland, Maine), sophomore Dan Heneghan (Windsor Locks, Conn.), senior captain Mike Jensen (Bedford, N.H.) and first-year David Bear (Winter Park, Fla.) erased a seven-year-old Tarbell Pool record with their winning time of 7:37.65.

In all, the Bates men won all but two races, while the women took 11 of 14 events. Multiple winners for the Bates women included Ferrari in the 50 breaststroke and 100 butterfly, first-year Jill Kopicki (Edison, N.J.) in the 50 butterfly and 100 breaststroke and junior tri-captain Gudrun Mirick (Chaska, Minn.) in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Norwich junior Rachel Gaidis (Barre, Vt.) was the Cadets' only multiple winner in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Jensen in the 100 and 200 freestyle, Bear in the 100 butterfly and 400 individual medley, sophomore Andrew O'Donnell (Leonia, N.J.) in the 50 and 100 backstroke and first-year diver David Bilodeau (Nashua, N.H.) in the diving events all won multiple events for the men. Don MacFarlane (Atlanta, Ga.) won the 50- and 100-breaststroke for the Norwich men.

400 Medley Relay: Simmons, Fey, Horan, Mirick, Bates, 4:22.02
1,000 Free: Sara Growick, Norwich, 12:11.54
200 Free: Gudrun Mirick, Bates, 2:02.62
50 Back: Megan Shelley, Bates, 30.88
50 Breast: Megan Ferrari, Bates, 32.46
100 Fly: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 1:03.07
50 Free: Rachel Gaidys, Norwich, 25.68
1-M Diving, Required: Amanda Golden, Bates, 111.50
100 Free: Rachel Gaidys, Norwich, 58.63
100 Back: Alex Evans, Norwich, 1:07.17
100 Breast: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 1:11.55
500 Free: Gudrun Mirick, Bates, 5:28.82
50 Fly: Megan Ferrari, Bates, 29.04
1-M Diving, Optional: Katy Dugan, Bates, 116.35
400 IM: Jill Kopicki, Bates, 4:49.51
400 Free Relay: Mirick, Ferrari, Murchie, Kopicki, Bates, 3:57.07

400 Medley Relay: O'Donnell, Imig, Miyamoto, Kirkman, Bates, 3:56.36 
1,000 Free: David Sek, Bates, 11:00.42 
200 Free: Mike Jensen, Bates, 1:54.99 
50 Back: Andrew O'Donnell, Bates, 27.43 
50 Breast: Don MacFarlane, Norwich, 29.96 
100 Fly: David Bear, Bates, 59.25 
50 Free: Steve Imig, Bates, 23.48 
1-M Diving, Required: David Bilodeau, Bates, 74.55 
100 Free: Mike Jensen, Bates, 50.24 
100 Back: Andrew O'Donnell, Bates, 58.81
100 Breast: Don MacFarlane, Norwich, 1:05.46 
500 Free: Dan Heneghan, Bates, 5:17.73 
50 Fly:  Adam Bowden, Bates, 26.06 
1-M Diving, Optional: David Bilodeau, Bates, 89.25 
400 IM: David Bear, Bates, 4:28.25 
800 Free Relay: Bowden, Heneghan, Jensen, Bear, Bates, 7:37.65

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