Swimmers Cruise At Hamilton

January 13, 2007

The Panther men's and women's swimming and diving teams had little trouble for the second straight weekend as they defeated Hamilton. The men were 175-62 winners, while the women won 182.5-56.5. Middlebury swept every event at the meet, accomplishing the feat for the first time in at least 10 years.

First-year racer Katie Soja (Sudbury, Mass.) was the only dual-event winner on the women's side. The rookie won the 1000 free in 10:30.18, breaking the Hamilton pool record held by her teammate Sara Cowie. She also won the 500 free with a time of 5:11.65.

On the men's side, sophomore Kevin O'Rourke (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) won both the 500 (4:57.32) and 1000 free (10:06.92) events at Hamilton. Sophomore Zach Woods (Monroe, N.Y.) also won a pair of events, capturing the 200 free (1:50.53) and 200 back (1:56.28). First-year diver Brooks Farrar (Medfield, Mass.) won the 1M competition, earning 274.65 points, meeting the national standard.

The Panther swimming and diving teams cruised to wins at Hamilton on Saturday. The women were 182-56 winners, while the men won 175-62.