Swimming and Diving Teams Sweep Trinity and Wesleyan in Connecticut

Erin Houlihan won the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle against Trinity
Erin Houlihan won the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle against Trinity

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College swimming and diving teams swept Wesleyan and Trinity in a meet hosted by Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bear women defeated Trinity (197-96) and Wesleyan (168-129) while the men took impressive wins over the Bantams (213-80) and Cardinals (219.50-67.50).

Multiple winners on the men's side included Timothy Long, who won the 1000 freestyle (9:56.34) and 500 free (4:48.16), and Thomas Kramer, who
swept the one-meter (285.50) and three-meter (279.05) diving events. Other victors included John Lagasse in the 100 breaststroke (59.97), Chris Granata in the 200 butterfly (1:56.37), William Shi in the 50 free (22.00), JR Chansakul in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.74) and Kevin Koh in the 100 butterfly (52.03).

Sophia Walker, Lela Garner and Christine Anderson all won a pair of events for the women's team. Garner took the 200 free (1:58.14) and 200 IM (2:12.74), Walker won the 50 (24.94) and 100 free (54.62) and Anderson won the one-meter (262.00) and three-meter (258.95) diving competitions.
Erin Houlihan was also a winner, taking the 500 free (5:21.48) for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears also dominated the relay events, winning the men's 400 free relay (Logan House, Peter Deardorff, Linc Rhodes, Shi) in 3:15.20 and 200 medley relay (Andrew Park, Lagasse, Koh, Shi) in 1:38.37. Bowdoin also claimed the women's 400 free (Houlihan, Sarah Freshnock, Garner and Walker) in 3:43.44 and 200 medley event (Holly Rudel, Helen Newton, Katie Kronick, Walker) in 1:51.58.

The Polar Bears will return to the pool next Saturday as the travel to compete at Colby at noon on February 1.