Polar Bears Sink Mules in Saturday Dual Meet

Megan Dustin won the 1000, 500, and 200 freestyle events
Megan Dustin won the 1000, 500, and 200 freestyle events

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed out the regular season with wins over Colby on Saturday afternoon.

The men defeated the Mules by a 188-91 margin, while the women won 201-89 in head to head competition.

Women's Meet

  • Bowdoin and three individuals collect multiple first place finishes. Christine Andersen swept the diving events with a score of 260.65 in the 1-meter and 269.70 in the 3-meter. Megan Dustin won the 1000 free (10:59.01), 500 free (5:25.00) and the 200 free (2:01.12). Ally Fromson-Ho rounded out the multi-event winners with victories in the 200 butterfly (2:09.42) and 200 IM (2:13.91).
  • Holly Rudel captured a top finish in the 100 backstroke, finishing four seconds ahead of the second place swimmer with a time of 1:00.95.
  • In the 100 breaststroke, Sarah Freshnock turned in a 1:12.11 for first, and Linnea Patterson took the freestyle victory at the same distance (55.22).
  • Marshall Lowery turned in a top time in the 200 backstroke (2:09.26) and teammate Sterling Dixon did the same in the 100 butterfly (57.77).
  • Sophia Walker took first in the 50 free with a time of 24.75.
  • Bowdoin won both relays. Lowery, Mariah Rawding, Fromson-Ho, and Amanda Banasiak captured the 400 medley relay victory with a 3:58.15.
  • Banasiak, Dixon, Walker, and Patterson combined for a 400 free victory (3:40.67).

Men's Meet

  • Karl Sarier took a pair of individual victories in the 200 (1:46.54) and 500 (4:43.70) free.
  • Another Polar Bear to earn a pair of wins was Stephen Pastoriza with top finishes in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.29) and 200 IM (1:59.89).
  • Mitchell Ryan swept the diving events, compiling a score of 334.10 in the 1-meter and 269.40 in the 3-meter.
  • Daniel Williams took the top spot in the 1000 (9:56.86), while Will Hutchinson took the 100 (48.40) and Julian Abaldo the 50 (21.53).
  • McClure Brower had the top finish in the 100 backstroke (55.98) while Cameron Chertavian turned in the best finish in the 200 (1:29.13).
  • Nathan Garner finished the 100 butterfly in a time of 54.43 for first, while Jean-Baptiste Andre turned in a 1:59.05 for the 200.
  • Bowdoin swept the relay events, opening the day with a 400 medley relay victory off the efforts of Hutchinson, Michael Netto, Abaldo, and Sarier (3:35.70).
  • Abaldo, Hutchinson, Sarier and Michael O'Neal combined for a 3:14.94 first place finish in the 400 medley relay.

Up Next

  • The men and women will prepare for the three day NESCAC Championships held in mid-February. The women compete at Bowdoin beginning on February 10, while the men compete the following week at Wesleyan.