January 25, 2014

Swimming and Diving Teams Sweep Trinity and Wesleyan in Connecticut

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.