SWIMMING AND DIVING FALLS TO AMHERST
December 6, 2010
The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams took on Amherst in their first home meet of the season on Saturday. The Panther men fell 190-105, while the women were defeated 186-111. First-year racer Andrea Tibbetts (Dover, Mass.) won three events for the women, earning a time of 58.72 in the 100 backstroke (NCAA “B” cut), while winning the 200 backstroke in 2:11.18. Tibbetts was also a member of the winning 400 free relay team.
Also winning for the women was sophomore Salena Casha (Andover, Mass.), who captured the 200 IM in 2:14.63. Other members of the winning 400 free relay team (3:12.45) were junior Katherine Loftus (Madison, Conn.), sophomore Nora Daly (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and first-year racer Caroline Santinelli (Sudbury, Mass.).
Junior Nick Daly (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) won a pair of events for the men, taking the 50 free in 21.40, while serving as the anchor for the winning 400 free (3:40.70) relay team. Joining him on that team were senior Jay Li (Las Flores, Calif.), sophomore Ethan Litman (Bethesda, Md.) and rookie Ian Mackay (Vero Beach, Fla.).
• Women’s swim team record: 1-3, men’s record: 0-4
• Up next: 1/8 vs. Colby – 4:00, 1/9 vs. Bates – 12:00