The Middlebury men's and women's swimming and diving teams turned in impressive performances at the recent NCAA Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The men came in seventh among 58 scoring teams with 180, their highest finish in 11 years. The women placed 18th with 69 points among 51 scoring teams. Middlebury's John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) was named the male swimmer of the meet after capturing two NCAA titles.
Ten members of the Middlebury College men's and women's swimming and diving teams will take part in the 2010 NCAA Championships from 17th-20th. The event is taking place at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center and is hosted by Beloit College and the College of Wooster.
Middlebury College men's swimmer John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) has been named the Division III men's national swimmer of the week. The senior had three wins to help Middlebury to a fourth place finish at the NESCAC Championships.
Several Middlebury swimmers were honored recently as the NESCAC announced its '10 All-NESCAC teams. The honor was achieved based on an individuals performance at the recent NESCAC Championship meets.
The Middlebury College men's swimming and diving team finished fourth overall at the 2010 NESCAC Championship hosted by Williams. The Ephs won the event with 1937 points, followed by Tufts (1452), Amherst (1352) and Middlebury (1029). The Panthers move up two spots from last year's finish, while breaking seven varsity records at the meet.
Williams College will host the 2010 NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. The event will take place from Friday, February 26th through Sunday the 28th. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. each day, with finals taking place in the evening. You can watch the finals each night live on PPV ($6) at: http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=0126&eventcode=38
The Panther women's swimming & diving team placed third overall as they hosted the 2010 NESCAC Championship. Williams won the event with 1,954 points, followed by Amherst (1,376), Middlebury (1,148) and Tufts (1,070.5). Sophomore diver Megan Collins (Darien, Conn.) won the 3M event (442.35-pool record), while finishing second in the 1M competition (419.60) to earn diver of the meet honors. Her coach, Lisa Gibbs, was named the NESCAC Diving Coach of the Year.
Middlebury College will host the 2010 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. The event will take place from Friday, February 19th through Sunday the 21st. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. each day, with finals taking place in the evening. You can watch the finals each night live on PPV ($6) at: http://gomidd.tv/login.php
The Middlebury College swimming & diving teams hosted an invitational over the weekend, featuring Williams, the Dartmouth men and the UVM women. The Panthers won all but one relay event over the weekend, with some other top performances.
The Panther swimming and diving teams earned wins at home over Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. The men's team picked up a 156-137 win, while the women's squad emerged with a 174-114 victory. Both first-year racer Salena Casha (Andover, Mass.) and senior John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) won four events each on the afternoon. Casha captured the 100 breaststroke (1:09.80), 100 fly (1:00.32), 200 IM (2:12.34) and the 400 medley relay, while Dillon won the 200 fly (1:56.36), 200 IM (1:59.21), 100 fly (51.20-B cut) and the 400 medley relay.
The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams picked up wins over the weekend on a trip to Maine. The Panther women defeated Colby 158-124 and Bates 183-117, while the men beat the Mules 165-97 and the Bobcats 205-82. Middlebury athletes won dozens of events over the weekend, including setting some new pool records.
Middlebury College men's swimmer Schuyler Beeman (Guilford, Conn.) has been named the NESCAC Performer of the Week. Beeman won the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events during a dual meet with Union this past weekend, posting times of 21.90 and 48.57, respectively. He was also the lead-off leg on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team, as his time of 21.87 proved to be the best of the season in the 50-yard freestyle.
The Panther swimming and diving teams each picked up another win on Saturday, topping Union in their second home meet in as many weeks. The women came away with a 175-120 win, while the men were 163-125 victors. Senior John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) was the lone three-event winner, capturing the 200 fly (1:55.27), 200 back (1:57.26) and the 100 IM (53.65).
The Middlebury College swimming & diving teams competed at Williams on Saturday, both suffering losses. The men were defeated 175-122, while the women suffered a 206-85 loss. Senior John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) had a huge meet for the Panther men, winning four events on the afternoon.
The Middlebury College swimming and diving teams competed at Amherst on Saturday, ending their first semester of action. The women's team was defeated 188-108, while the men fell by a score of 198-90. Senior John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) led the men's team with a pair of wins, capturing the 100 fly in 52.40 and the 200 fly in 1:59.26.
The Panther swim teams opened up their 2009-10 season by hosting Tufts and Connecticut College on campus. The men fell to Conn. 156-115, while ending up on the short end of a 207-89 contest with Tufts. The Panther women topped Conn. 176-111, while defeating Tufts 176-123. The following day, the Springfield men edged Middlebury 143.5-135.5, while the Middlebury women were 149.5-132.5 winners.