Swim Teams Collect Fifth Place Finishes at Competitive MIT Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's and women's swimming and diving teams both collected fifth place finishes in seven-team fields at the competitive MIT Invitational last weekend.

The Polar Bear men totaled 324.5 points in the two-day event to finish behind MIT (1397.5), NYU (688.5), Keene State (588) and Tufts (490.5) but ahead of Wheaton (186) and Colby (127). The women's team finished with 316 points to beat Colby (185) and Harvard (152) but trailing MIT (1308), NYU (824), Tufts (564) and Wheaton (392).

Nathan Mecray posted a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (21.03) and also took fifth in the 100 freestyle (46.86) for Bowdoin. First-year diver Thomas Kramer carded a pair of strong results, earning a third-place finish in the three-meter dive (218.20) and a fourth-place finish in the one-meter dive (221.45). Chris Granata was fifth in the 200 yard butterfly (1:56.24) for Bowdoin.

The men's 200 yard medley relay earned the top relay finish for the Polar Bears, as Basyl Stuyvesant, Mecray, Mac Routh and William Shi took third place in 1:35.76.

The top individual finish for the women's team came from Caitlin Hutchinson Maddox, who took fourth place in the 200 yard butterfly in a time of 2:14.39. Sophomore Maeve O'Leary was sixth in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:10.04) while Helen Newton was seventh in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:32.82).