Swim Teams Top Springfield

December 8, 2007

The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams hosted Springfield on Saturday with both teams coming away with wins. The men were 170-128 winners, while the women won 172-120. Winning four events for the men was sophomore John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.), while senior Marika Ross (Shorewood, Wis.) and rookie Emily McDonald (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) accomplished the feat on the women's side.

Dillon had a big day for the men, winning the 200 back (2:05.73), 100 fly (53.30) and the 100 IM (56.64). He, along with senior Peter Bell (Deerfield, Mass.), sophomore Schuyler Beeman (Guilford, Conn.) and rookie Jay Li (Las Flores, Calif.) won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:35.93.

Bell was a winner in both the 100 (1:01.39) and 200 (2:15.45) breaststroke, while junior Kevin O'Rourke (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) won the 200 free (1:45.34). Other winners for the men include Beeman in the 50 free (21.92), first-year racer Kevin Glatt (Knoxville, Tenn.) in the 200 fly (2:02.99) and classmate Ryan Marklewitz (Charlotte, N.C.) in the 500 free (4:52.13).

Ross and McDonald turned in impressive performances on the women's side, capturing two individual and two relay events apiece. The duo along with senior Whitney Thomas (Southborough, Mass.) and junior Catherine Suppan (Burlington, Vt.) won the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:04.21. Senior Pam Chatikavanij (Bangkok, Thailand) and sophomore Katie Remington (Madison, Wis.) joined the pair to win the 400 free (3:37.90).

McDonald's other wins came in the 50 free (25.01) and 100 free (54.53), while Ross won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.98) and 500 free (5:11.90)

Sophomore Katie Soja (Sudbury, Mass.) won the 1,650 free (17:49.25), Thomas was a victor in the 100 back (1:02.95), Suppan won the 200 free (2:00.98), while first-year racer Paloma Dugan (Wilton, Conn.) won the 200 fly (2:13.21).

Other winners for Middlebury were sophomore Yu Wang (Beijing, China) in the 200 back (2:13.41), first-year racer Emily Whitaker (Riverside, Conn.) with a time of 1:02.41 in the 100 fly and classmate Annie Friedlander (Deephaven, Minn.) in the 100 IM (1:02.29).