Ross Leads Women's Swimmers Over Springfield

November 28, 2004

11/22/04 - The Middlebury women's swimming and diving team opened up its season with a 184-116 win at Springfield.

First-year swimmer Marika Ross (Shorewood, Wis.) had an impressive collegiate debut as she won three events at Springfield. Ross won the 100 fly in 59.30, swam the 200 free in 1:58.67 for the win, while placing first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:39.64.

Winning two events on the afternoon were two more rookies, Sara Cowie (N. Palm Beach, Fla.) and Anna Flores (W. Hartford, Conn.). Cowie won the 200 fly (2:15.25) and the 1000 free (10:43.71), while Flores won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.81) and the 200 breaststroke (2:32.97). Also winning two events was sophomore Barbara Van der Veer (Pittsburgh, Pa.). She won the 50 free in 25.46, while picking up a win with a time of 55.64 in the 100 free. Picking up a win in the one-meter diving competition was senior Tessa Truex (Wethersfield, Conn.) with 247.27 points.

Two Middlebury relays teams also earned wins on the afternoon. The 400 medley team of Flores, Ross, Van der Veer and sophomore Rebecca Reingold (Oakland, Calif.) won their event with a time of 4:06.33. Van der Veer, first-year simmer Pam Chatikavanij (Bangkok, Thailand), senior Lauren King (Snellville, Ga.) and sophomore Liz Rice (New Canaan, Conn.) comprised the 200 freestyle relay team that won with a time of 1:41.33.