Swim Teams Compete In Maine

January 8, 2006

The Panther swimming and diving teams were in action in Maine over the weekend, taking on Colby and Bates. The men defeated Colby 162-115 and Bates 146-108, while the women were 194-87 victors over the Mules and 146-119 winners against the Bobcats.

Middlebury had several winners on both the men's and women's side over the weekend. Leading the women were senior McKenna Moreau (Canton, N.Y.), sophomores Sara Cowie (N. Palm Beach, Fla.) and Marika Ross (Shorewood, Wis.) along with first-year swimmer Catherine Suppan (Burlington, Vt.). Each of the four won three events over the two-day meets with Colby and Bates. Moreau won the 100 back (1:01.17) vs. Colby, and the 100 back (1:02.15) and 200 back (2:12.29) vs. Bates. Suppan set a school record with a time of 27.90 in the 50 backstroke vs. Colby. She also won the 500 IM (4:44.27) against Colby and the 200 free (2:00.12) vs. Bates. Cowie won three events against Colby, setting pool records in the 500 and 1000 free races. She won the 200 free (1:59.02), 500 free (5:09.92) and the 1000 free (10:35.96). Ross was a winner in the 50 fly (27.09) and 100 fly (58.38) vs. Colby, and the 50 free (25.34) vs. Bates. Winning all of her diving events on the weekend for the women was sophomore Alanna Hanson (Golden Bridge, N.Y.).

On the men's side, junior Robert Collier (Catonsville, Md.) paced the squad with three wins over the weekend. He won the 400 IM (4:21.98) and the 100 fly (53.33) against Colby, before earning a win in the 100 backstroke (56.17) against Bates. Junior Tim Lux (Sandy Hook, Conn.) won the 50 (28.22) and 100 (1:02.26) breaststroke against Colby, while junior John Rayburn (Washington, D.C.) won the 50 fly (24.76) and 50 free (22.42) against the Mules. Winning all of his diving events on the weekend was senior Tristram Arscott (Atherton, Calif.)

For results of each meet, click on the score in the schedules/results section of the swim page.