Men's Swim Team Places Fourth At NESCAC's

February 29, 2004

2/29/04 - The Panther men's swimming and diving team placed fourth overall at the 2004 NESCAC Championship hosted by Bowdoin. Williams won the meet, followed by Amherst and Tufts.

First-year swimmer Rob Collier (Catonsville, Md.) was the story for Middlebury as he had a huge weekend in Maine. Collier won the NESCAC Championship and qualified for the NCAA's in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:51.88. Collier also made the NCAA cut in the 200 IM (1:53.44) and the 400 IM (4:02.22).

Sophomore Rob Hillas (Princeton, N.J.) also had a big day as he broke two school records. He accomplished the feat in the 1,000 free (9:37) and the 1,650 free (16:07). Also breaking a school record was rookie Tim Lux (Sandy Hook, Conn.) in the 200 breaststroke (2:07). Middlebury's 400 medley relay team of Collier, Lux, senior Matt Clark (Woolwich, Maine) and junior Jason Korsmeyer (Weston, Conn.) also broke the school mark with a time of 3:26.86. (results)