Swimming & Diving Falls To Amherst

December 6, 2008

The Panther swimming and diving teams hosted their first meet of the season as Amherst visited the Middlebury College natatorium. The Panther men were defeated 176-110, while the women fell 170-126.

Leading the Middlebury men was Zach Woods (Monroe, N.Y.), who picked up three wins on the day. The senior was victorious in the 100 back (53.15), 200 back (1:56) and the 200 IM (2:00.16). Earning a second place finish in the 100 fly (53.63) was rookie Kazu Asaga (Chappaqua, N.Y.), while sophomore Kevin Glatt (Knoxville, Tenn.) placed second in the 200 fly (2:03.29). Also earning second place finishes were senior Kevin O'Rourke (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) in the 200 free (1:46.60), junior Schuyler Beeman (Guildford, Conn.) in the 50 free (22.12) and sophomore Mac Staben (Lexington, Ky.) in the 1000 free (10:33.03).

On the women's side, sophomore Alyssa Ha (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) picked up wins in both the 100 breast (1:10.08) and the 200 IM (2:12.35). Also earning wins for the women were senior Catherine Suppan (Burlington, Vt.) in the 100 back (1:00.72) and sophomore Jessie Ward (Pittsford, N.Y.) in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.54). The 200 medley relay team comprised of Suppan, Ward, and sophomores Emily McDonald (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) and Annie Friedlander (Deephaven, Minn.) were victorious in 1:50.47. Winning both the 1M (234.38) and 3M (241.23) events on the afternoon was rookie diver Meagan Collins (Darien, Conn.).

Taking home a pair of second place finishes in the 50 free (24.64) and the 100 free (54.19) was McDonald, while sophomore Molly Eberhardt (Bellevue, Wash.) earned a second place finish in the 1000 free (11:07.05).