Swimming & Diving Competes At Hamilton

January 17, 2009

The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams each won their third straight contest as they picked up wins at Hamilton. The women cruised to a 212-88 win, while the men edged out the Continentals, 151-133.

Senior Kevin O'Rourke (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) had a big day for the Panthers, winning three different events. O'Rourke was a winner in the 100 free (47.65), 200 free (1:43.85) and the 500 free (4:50.72). Winning twice for the women was sophomore Annie Friedlander (Deephaven, Minn.), who captured both the 100 back (1:02.60) and the 200 IM (2:16.07). Sophomore Jessie Ward (Pittsford, N.Y.) won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.02) and the 200 breaststroke (2:31.71), while junior Katie Soja (Sudbury, Mass.) earned wins in the 500 free (5:23.02) and the 1000 free (10:52.68). Capturing both the 1M (237.30) and 3M (261.60) diving events was first-year diver Meagan Collins (Darien, Conn.).