Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Sweep Colby in Waterville

Helen Newton won three events for Bowdoin at Colby on Saturday
Helen Newton won three events for Bowdoin at Colby on Saturday

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin College swimming and diving teams came away with victories in dual meet action against Colby.

On the women's side, the Polar Bears defeated Colby 187-142. For the men, Bowdoin outscored the Mules 205-119.

Helen Newton led the Polar Bears on the women's side with three first place finishes. Newton touched first in the 50 yard breaststroke (31.65), 100 breaststroke (1:07.11), and 200 breaststroke (2:30.00). Holly Rudel captured the 50 yard backstroke title with a time of 28.48 and the 200 backstroke (2:12.60). Sophia Walker also collected a pair of first place finishes in the 50 free (24.91) and 100 free (55.37). Walker teamed up withErin Houlihan, Patty Boyer, and Teri Faller to finish the 400 freestyle relay with a winning time of 3:43.60. Faller also captured an individual first in the 100 yard backstroke (1:02.94). Sonia Manssen finished the 1000 yard freestyle in 11:30.15 for a first place finish.

The men's 400 freestyle relay also took first (3:15.99) with performances by Linc Rhodes, Peter Deardorff, Logan House, and William Shi.  House claimed an individual top finish in the 50 butterfly (23.98) while teammates Jr Chansakul and John Lagasse won the backstroke (25.84) and breaststroke (27.06) at the same distance. Tim Long had pair of wins in distance freestyle events, including the 1000 (10:08.96) and 500 (5:51.77). Kevin Koh (52.37) and Chris Granata (1:57.51) took first in both the 100 and 200 butterfly. Finishing on top in the 100 yard backstroke was Andrew Park (56.12) while Ryan Kulesza won the 400 IM in a time of 4:12.86.

Bowdoin divers swept all four diving events with both Christine Anderson and Thomas Kramer each winning the 1 and 3 meter competitions. Anderson totaled 248.9 points in the one-meter and 209.4 in the three-meter. Kramer posted 284.8 in the one-meter and 232.69 in the three-meter.

The Polar Bears travel to Bates next weekend for the Maine Event.