Jan. 23, 1999  

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


at Tarbell Pool
Men: Bates 180, Colby 116
Women: Colby 163, Bates 136


LEWISTON, Maine -- In the CBB opener for both teams, the Bates College men's swimming and diving team defeated Colby, 180-116, while the women dropped a 163-136 decision.

The men were paced by first-year backstroker Andrew O'Donnell (Leonia, N.J.), who established a school record in the 200 back with a time of 2:04.42. Sophomore Mike Jensen (Bedford, N.H.), who captured the 100 and 200 freestyle, was one of two Bobcats to win multiple individual events. First-year diver Andrew Hastings (Weston, Mass.) swept the diving events. Senior captains Damon Bowe (Houma, La.) and Chris Orpilla (Seaside, Calif.) captured the 200 fly and the 200 breast, respectively. In the final event of the day, the 200-free relay of Jensen, Dave Blaney (Bar Harbor, Maine), Paul Urbanczyk (Washington, D.C) and Miles Cobb (Bethesda, Md.) established a Colby pool record with a time of 1.39.90.

The women jumped out to a quick 49-25 lead behind a win from the 200 medley relay of Megan Simmons (Buffalo, N.Y.), Kara McKeever (Westport, Conn.), Pamela Murchie (Westbrook, Maine) and Gudrun Mirick (Chaska, Minn.). Mirick, swimming in her thrid straight event, won the 200 free and Simmons captured the 100 back, but the Bobcats would only get one more win on the day, by Simmons again, in the 200 back.

After the split with the White Mules, both Bates teams are 4-2.

200 Medley Relay: Simmons, McKeever, Murchie, Mirick, Bates, 1:57.42.
1,000 Free: North, Colby, 11:25.30.
200 Free: Gudrun Mirick, Bates, 2:04.30
100 Back: Megan Simmons, Bates, 1:04.68
100 Breast: Hamill, Colby, 1:13.14
200 Fly: Cook, Colby, 2:17.92
50 Free: Knight, Colby, 25.62
1-M Diving: Johnson, Colby, 208.5
100 Free: Knight, Colby, 56.21
200 Back: Megan Simmons, Bates, 2:19.34
200 Breast: Snyder, Colby, 2:37.75
500 Free: Hamill, Colby, 5:36.79
100 Fly: Knight, Colby, 1:02.65
3-M Diving: Johnson, Colby, 202.7
200 IM: Hamill, Colby, 2:19.63
200 Free Relay: Murchie, Meyer, Shelley, McKeever, 1:45.83

200 Medley Relay: McCloskey, Keating, Kurucz, Brown, Colby, 1:42.17
1,000 Freestyle: Brown, Colby, 10:19.23
200 Free: Mike Jensen, Bates, 1:50.11
100 Back: McCloskey, Colby, 54.65
100 Breast: Simoes-Correai, Colby, 1:05.00
200 Butterfly: Damon Bowe, Bates, 2:08.87
50 Free: McCloskey, Colby, 22.67
1-Meter Diving: Andrew Hastings, Bates, 237.9
100 Free: MIke Jensen, Bates, 50.15
200 Back: Andrew O'Donnell, Bates, 2:04.42
200 Breast: Chris Orpilla, Bates, 2:20.92
500 Free: Dan Heneghan, Bates, 5:03.90
100 Fly: McClosky, Colby, 54.85
3-Meter Diving: Andrew Hastings, Bates, 232.7
200 IM: Brown, Colby, 2:06.55
200 Free Relay: Cobb, Jensen, Urbanczyk, Blaney, Bates, 1:30.59

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