Swimming and Diving Split Friday Night Meet Against Bates
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College swimming and diving teams split a home meet against Bates Friday evening at Greason Pool.
The men's swimming and diving team defeated the Bobcats 193.5-100.5 while the women's squad fell to Bates, 168-130.
The Polar Bears boasted several winning performances, including two wins from first-year Tim Long, who broke the school record in the 1000 yard freestyle (9:55.32) that was formerly held by Conrad Stuntz and had stood since 1994. Long also claimed the 500 freestyle in 4:54.40.
Ryan Kulesza also took a pair of first-place showings, winning the 200 backstroke (1:59.20) and the 200 IM (1:59.57). Other winners for the men's team included Peter Deardorff in the 200 freestyle (1:47.27), Andrew Park in the 100 backstroke (54.80), Chris Granata in the 200 butterfly (1:56.61), William Shi in the 50 freestyle (21.98), Logan House in the 100 freestyle (48.96) and JR Chansakul in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.59).
Tom Kramer claimed the one-meter dive (276.97) while Josh Ellis won the three-meter dive (259.07) for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears also won the 200 medley relay in 1:37.10 thanks to Chris Warren, John Lagasse, Kevin Koh and Shi.
Christine Anderson, Sophia Walker and Helen Newton headlined the night for the Bowdoin women. Walker claimed both the 50 freestyle (24.45) and 100 freestyle (53.10), while Newton won the 100 breaststroke (1:07.97) and 200 breaststroke (2:29.69). Anderson won the one-meter diving (271.95) and three-meter diving (264.52) for the Polar Bears. Holly Rudel also collected a win, earning first in the 100 backstroke (59.63).
The women's team also claimed relay wins in the 200 medley (1:49.44) courtesy of Rudel, Newton, Katherine Kronick and Walker in 1:49.44.
Bowdoin will compete against the University of Maine-Orono at Greason Pool beginning at noon.