Panthers Sweep Union
January 21, 2006
The Middlebury swimming and diving teams had little trouble with Union as the Panthers picked up a pair of convincing wins. The men's team came away with a 210-88 victory, while the women were 210-90 winners.
Junior Robert Collier (Catonsville, Md.) had a big day for the men, winning three events, while setting a pool record. The junior won the 50 fly in 23.84, the 100 fly in 52.25, while setting a new pool mark with a time of 54.31 in the 100 IM.
Winning two events on the day were senior Tristram Arscott (Atherton, Calif.), rookie Zach Woods (Monroe, N.Y.) and sophomore Peter Bell (Deerfield, Mass.). Arscott captured both the one (298.95) and three (290.55) meter diving competitions, while Woods won the 50 (25.50) and 100 (53.33) backstroke races. Also winning a pair of races was Bell, who set a new pool record with a time of 27.35 in the 50 breaststroke, while winning the 100 in 1:00.22.
Junior Josh Rayburn (Washington, D.C.) won the 50 free (22.03), sophomore Robbie Burton (Oak Park, Ill.) was a winner in the 100 free (50.50), sophomore Guillermo Garcia (Boyds, Md.) picked up a win in the 500 free (4:56.33), while first-year racer Kevin O'Rourke (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) won the 1000 free (10:17.81).
Sophomore Marika Ross (Shorewood, Wis.) paced the women's team with three wins on the day. Ross won the 100 fly (57.83), the 100 free (53.95) and the 100 IM (1:00.61) on the afternoon. Winning two events was senior McKenna Moreau (Canton, N.Y.), capturing the 50 (29.37) and 100 (1:02.07) backstroke races.
Earning a win in the 1000 free with a time of 10:54.23 was Colleen Reynolds (Rutherford, N.J.), while first-year swimmer Catherine Suppan (Burlington, Vt.) won the 200 free (1:57.99). Sophomore Anna Flores (W. Hartford, Conn.) won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.79), sophomores Sara Cowie (N. Palm Beach, Fla.) was a winner in the 500 free (5:15.33), junior Jennifer Guest (Washington, D.C.) picked up a win in the 50 fly (28.51), while sophomore Alanna Hanson (Golden Bridge, N.Y.) earned 266.33 points to win the three-meter diving competition.