February 4, 2012

Bowdoin Swimmers Dominant in Saturday Sweep of Colby in Waterville

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Bowdoin College swimming and diving teams put on a show at the Colby pool on Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Mules in dominant fashion.

The Polar Bears completed a sweep of their CBB rivals with nearly identical wins. The women defeated Colby by a score of 194-101 while the men carded a 192-101 win. The Polar Bear men close out their dual meet schedule with a 5-1 overall record. The women end their regular season with a record of 4-2.

Bowdoin had several multiple winners, including Katherine Foley in the 200 (1:57.09) and 500 freestyle (5:12.89), Teri Faller in the 100 backstroke (1:01.67) and 100 freestyle (55.40) and Allen Garner in the 200 backstroke (2:15.01) and 200 IM (2:14.46) for the women's team. Multiple winners for the men included Basyl Stuyvesant in the 100 (53.71) and 200 backstroke (1:56.95) events, Nathan Mecray in the 100 (2:14.90) and 200 breaststroke (2:12.81), and Ryan Peabody in the 200 butterfly (2:01.31) and 500 freestyle (4:57.13).

Other first place showings for the women were Helen Newton in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.00), Caitlin Hutchinson Maddox in the 200 butterfly (2:14.90), Patty Boyer in the 50 freestyle (25.62), Maeve O'Leary in the 200 breaststroke (2:33.69).

Additional winners for the men were Peter Deardorff in the 200 freestyle (1:47.34), E.J. Googins in the 50 free (22.69), Mac Routh in the 100 butterfly (52.19) and Ryan Kulesza in the 200 IM (1:59.70).

The Polar Bears also got stellar performances from their divers as they swept all diving events on the afternoon. Mae Spaeight won the women's one-meter (183.81) and three-meter (171.15) while Tom Kramer took the men's one-meter (221.12) and three-meter (255.15) competitions.

Bowdoin also swept the relay events, winning the women's 200 medley (1:55.60) and 400 free (3:43.88) as well as the men's 200 medley (1:37.59) and 400 free (3:12.91).

The Polar Bears will next compete at their respective NESCAC Championships in the coming weeks. The women will race first at the conference meet hosted by Wesleyan from February 17-19. The men will return to the water at their conference meetFebruary 24-26 at Williams.

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