December 1, 2012

Swimming and Diving Teams Compete at MIT Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed at the MIT Invitational this weekend.

In a highly-competitive field, the Polar Bear women finished fifth of seven teams while the men took sixth of seven squads.

Katherine Foley was the top finisher for the women's team, taking third in the 1650 yard freestyle race in a time of 18:17.56. Bridget Killian was fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:57.40) while Lela Garner placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:13.58). Foley, Killian and Garner were joined by Tricia Hartley on Bowdoin's 800 freestyle relay team that finished fifth in a time of 8:09.20.

On the men's side, Thomas Kramer was fifth in the one-meter dive (254.35) while Ryan Kulesza took seventh in the 400 IM (4:22.66). Kevin Koh was eighth in the 100 butterfly (52.15) with Basyl Stuyvesant taking tenth in the 200 backstroke (1:57.95).

In the men's relay events, Stuyvesant, John Lagasse, Koh and William Shi teamed to finish sixth in the 200 medley (1:38.87) and eighth in the 400 medley (3:36.57).

The Polar Bears will play host to the Bowdoin Open beginning on December 7. Bowdoin's next intercollegiate meet will be at Bates on January 18.

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