Swim Teams Host Invitational

February 9, 2008

The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams had a busy weekend with several teams on campus taking part in an invitational meet. Several Panthers improved their times over the weekend as they prepare for the upcoming post-season meets.

Senior Pam Chatikavanij (Bangkok, Thailand) won a pair of events for the women, including the 50 free (24.87) and the 100 free (53.98). First-year swimmer Emily McDonald (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) was a winner in the 100 fly (1:00.31), senior Sara Cowie (N. Palm Beach, Fla.) won the 1000 free (10:44.02), while sophomore Katie Soja (Sudbury, Mass.) earned a win in the 200 fly (2:10.95). Other winners for the women were junior Catherine Suppan (Burlington, Vt.) in the 200 breaststroke (2:29.47) and senior Marika Ross (Shorewood, Wis.) in the 500 free (5:08.95).

Winning twice for the men at the meet was junior Zach Woods (Monroe, N.Y.), who won both the 100 (53.12) and 200 (1:56.66) backstroke events. Junior Kevin O'Rourke (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) was the other men's winner, capturing the 500 free in 4:45.84.

Several Middlebury relay teams were also victorious on the afternoon.