Swim Teams Host Springfield
December 10, 2005
The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams hosted their first event of the season as they took on Springfield. The women came away with a 173-122 win, while the men were defeated 156-139.
Three Middlebury women each won two individual events on the afternoon. Sophomore Sara Cowie (N. Palm Beach, Fla.) won the 500 free in 5:13.28 and the 1,650 free in 17:39.36, while sophomore Pam Chatikavanij (Bangkok, Thailand) won the 50 free in 25.42 and the 100 free in 55.16. The Panthers other dual event winner was first-year swimmer Catherine Suppan (Burlington, Vt.), who won the 100 back in 10:0.67 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:28.03.
Sophomore Katie Chambers (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) was a victor in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.75), senior McKenna Moreau (Canton, N.Y.) won the 200 backstroke (2:12.56), sophomore Alanna Hanson (Golden Bridge, N.Y.) was a winner in three-meter diving (258.90), while first-year swimmer Libby Brush (Pittsford, N.Y.) won the 100 fly 1:01.42.
Also victorious was the 200 medley relay team comprised of Suppan, Chambers, Brush and Chatikavanij, who won the event in 1:52.88.
Two Middlebury men each won a pair events on the afternoon, while two relay teams were also victorious. Junior Tim Lux (Sandy Hook, Conn.) won the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.40 and the 200 in 2:17.17, while rookie Zach Woods (Monroe, N.Y.) was a winner in the 200 back (2:01.17) and the 400 IM (4:20.30).
Woods, Lux, senior Alex Demas (Norwich, Vt.) and junior John Rayburn (Washington, D.C.) won the 200 medley relay race with a time of 1:39.61. The 200 free relay team comprised of Rayburn, sophomores Robbie Burton (Oak Park, Ill.) and Jake Pepper (Barrington, Ill.) along with first-year swimmer Will Clary (Atlanta, Ga.) won their event with a time of 1:29.84.