Men's Swimming Does Well At NCAA's

March 19, 2007

The Middlebury College men's swimming and diving team finished 14th overall out of 52 teams competing at the 2007 NCAA Championships last week. Senior Robert Collier (Catonsville, Md.) was the top performer, earning All-American status in both the 100 and 200 fly. Collier placed sixth in the 200 with a time of 1:51.08, while coming in eighth in the 100 in 50.08.

One Middlebury relay team advanced to the finals, as Collier, sophomore Kevin O'Rourke (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), senior Tim Lux (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and first-year swimmer Schuyler Beeman (Guilford, Conn.) finished 12th with a time of 6:55.13 in the 800 free.

The 200 medley relay team of Collier, Lux, Beeman and Zach Woods finished 10th in 1:34.75. Beeman, Collier, Kevin O'Rourke, Josh Rayburn were a part of the 400 free team also place 10th with a time of 3:07.70. O'Rourke's time of 1:42.22 in the lead-off leg is a new school record.

First-year diver Brooks Farrar (Medfield., Mass.) also turned in a pair of solid performances in diving. He finished ninth with 421.10 points in the 3M competition, while earning 396.35 points to place 14th in the 1M event. Zach Woods earned a 12th place finish in the 200 back, finishing with a time of 1:53.32.