at Middlebury, Vt.
SWIMMING AND DIVING FALLS TO MIDDLEBURY
MIDDLEBURy, Vt. - Against one of the top teams they will face all season, the Bobcats struggled against the Middlebury College Panthers. The men fell, 163-123, while the women dropped a 167-122 decision, stopping their three meet winning streak.
For the men, first-year diver Andrew Hastings (Weston, Mass.) captured the 1-meter diving for the Bobcats lone win on the afternoon. The Bobcats also had three new qualifiers for the New England Division II championships. Senior Damon Bowe (Houma, La.), an NCAA participant last year, qualified in the 100-yard individual medley (58.94) and the 50 breaststroke (30.19). Sophomore David Roth (Sharon, Conn.) qualified in the 50 backstroke (28.63) and first-year diver Nick Holquist (Hamden, Conn.) scored a 202.88 in one-meter diving to qualify.
For the women, sophomore Gudrun Mirick (Chaska, Minn.) continued her fine performance in the middle distance freestyle, taking the 200-yard event. First-year swimmer Megan Simmons (Buffalo, N.Y.) took the 50-yard backstroke, while sophomore Kara McKeever (Westport, Conn.) captured the 50-yard breaststroke.
The women fall to 3-1 on the season, while the men drop to 2-2. The Bobcats next take to the pool Saturday, Jan. 16 against Babson at Tarbell Pool.
Event Winners Men 200 Medley relay: Strickler, Williams, Stuntz, Gowdy, Middlebury, 1:39.55 1,000 Freestyle: J. Robertson, Middlebury, 10:19.36 200 Free: M. Larsen, Middlebury, 1:50.61 50 Backstroke: S. Strickler, Middlebury, 25.94 50 Breaststroke: S. Rowley, Middlebury, 29.63 100 Butterfly: J.P. Gowdy, Middlebury, 53.16 50 Free: D. Shoemaker, Middlebury, 22.13 1-Meter Diving: Andrew Hastings, Bates, 255.85 100 Free: J.P. Gowdy, Middlebury, 48.32 100 Back: S. Strickler, Middlebury, 56.24 100 Breast: J. Serrins, Middlebury, 1:04.65 500 Free: J. Graf, Middlebury, 5:01.15 50 Fly: G. Stintz, Middlebury, 24.58 3-M Diving: D. Chicarilli, Middlebury, 267.83 100 IM: J.P Gowdy, Middlebury, 55.70 200 Free Relay: Shoemaker, Osterberg, Larsen, Allen, Middlebury, 1:29.53 Women 200 Medley Relay: Tallon, Thompson, Smeal, Atkinson, Middlebury, 1:56.71 1,000 Free: S. Givens, Middlebury, 11:07.77 200 Free: Gudrun Mirick, Bates, 2:01.9 50 Back: Megan Simmons, Bates, 30.44 50 Breast: Wendy Zimmerman, Bates, 33.18 100 Fly: M. Smeal, Middlebury, 1:01.58 50 Free: J. Clark, Middlebury, 25.33 1-M Diving: Joanne Murphy, Bates, 170.85 100 Free: J. Clark, Middlebury, 55.84 100 Back: K. Tallon, Middlebury, 1:03.66 100 Breast: M. Olson, Middlebury, 1:12.28 500 Free: S. Givins, Middlebury, 5:24.89 50 Fly: M Smeal, Middlebury, 28.21 3-M Diving: Joanne Murphy, Bates, 187.27 100 IM: M. Smeal, Middlebury, 1:04.93 200 Free Relay: Davidson, Olson, Givens, Atkinson, Middlebury, 1:45.04