Middlebury Finishes Fourth At NESCAC Swimming & Diving Championships
March 2, 2008
Williams won its seventh NESCAC Championship in the last eight years as the Ephs captured the '08 title at Middlebury College's Natatorium. Williams finished the three-day event with 1,860 points, followed by Tufts (1,489), Amherst (1,399) and Middlebury (1,181). The Panthers had an impressive showing all weekend long, winning several events. A complete wrap-up will follow on Monday.
Day three events saw six pool records broken as well as a pair of NESCAC meet records falling. Gary Roberson of Williams earned a victory in the 1,650 free (15:49.75) as did teammate Ben Bullitt in the 200 back (1:52.63), both setting new pool records. Also setting a new pool record at Middlebury Sunday night was Grant Moryan of Connecticut College, who did so with a time of 45.94 in the 100 free. Kai Robinson of Amherst earned 558.65 points in three-meter diving, while Williams' Scott Norman finished the 200 fly in 1:49.81, both setting pool and NESCAC meet records.
Today other record-breaker was the Amherst 400 freestyle relay team comprised of Tad Homchick, Alex Fraser, Derek Prill and Christian Witzke, who won the event with a time of 3:04.27, setting a new pool record.
Several honors were handed out after the meet, as Middlebury Coach Peter Solomon was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers, as was Amherst diving coach Mary Ellen Clark.
The swimmer of the year award went to Tyler Bonewell of Williams, while Kai Robinson of Amherst was deemed the diver of the year.
Earning the most points in NESCAC Championship meets over his four year was Todd Johnson of Hamilton, while Connor Boyd of Amherst did the same on the diving side.