Swimming and Diving Teams Compete at MIT Invitational

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed out their first semester of intercollegiate competition at the MIT Invitational this weekend.

In a highly-competitive field, the Polar Bear men placed fifth of eight squads while the women took a sixth-place finish among eight teams.

First-year diver Christine Andersen highlighted the meet for the women's team by placing sixth in the three-meter dive
(252.50) and seventh in the one-meter dive (241.85). Other top-ten finishes for the women included Lela Garner's eighth-place showing in the 400 IM (4:50.75), followed closely by Sarah Freshnock in 10th (4:51.69). Holly Rudel took eighth in the 1650 freestyle (18:54.31) while Sophia Walker took tenth in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.37).

The women's 200 medley relay team of Rudel, Helen Newton, Mariah Reading and Walker took 6th in 1:51.69. Freshnock, Erin Houlihan, Bridget Killian and Walker also placed sixth in the 800 free relay (8:15.71).

On the men's side, diver Tom Kramer was fifth in three-meter dive (273.15) and eighth in the one-meter (249.55). Josh Ellis was ninth in both the three-meter (250.70) and one-meter (247.85) competitions.

JR Chansakul was seventh in 400 IM in 4:18.26, followed closely by Nathan Garner in eighth (4:18.54) and Ryan Peabody in 10th (4:27.95). Kevin Koh took ninth in the 100 butterfly (51.97) and John Lagasse was tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.36).

The Polar Bears will return to action after break when they will host WPI on January 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Greason Pool.