Swim Teams Sweep Hamilton

January 19, 2008

The Panther swimming and diving teams both picked up wins over Hamilton this weekend in the Middlebury College Natatorium. The men were 171-110 winners, while the women picked up a 166-122 victory.

The 400 freestyle relay team comprised of senior Pam  (Bangkok, Thailand), rookie Emily McDonald (Glenwood Springs, Colo.), junior Catherine Suppan (Burlington, Vt.) and senior Marika Ross (Shorewood, Wis.) made an NCAA "B" cut, by winning the event with a time of 3:34.44. McDonald, Ross, Suppan and rookie Alyssa Ha (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) won the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:00.77. Chatikavanij also picked up a win in the 100 free with a time of 53.60.

Ross broke the pool record with a time of 57.16 in the 100 fly ("B" cut), while making an NCAA "A" cut in the 200 fly (2:06). Suppan's also earned a win with a time of 1:08.15 in the 100 backstroke. Suppan made an NCAA "B" cut during her leg of the 100 back (59.85). Senior divers Alanna Hanson (Golden Bridge, N.Y.)-253.64 and Brooke Siem (Reno, Nev.)-243.90 both made NCAA consideration standards.

On the men's side, sophomore John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) made an NCAA "B" cut with a time of 1:53.87 en route to capturing the 200 fly. The 400 medley relay team of Dillon, senior Peter Bell (Deerfield, Mass.), junior Zach Woods (Monroe, N.Y.) and sophomore Schuyler Beeman (Guilford, Conn.) set a new pool record with a time of 3:32.66.