Hillas Lowers Own School Record as Women’s Swim Team Defeats Union, Men Fall

January 18, 2014

Junior Jamie Hillas (Woodbridge, Conn.) lowered her school record time in the 200 breaststroke leading the Panther women's swimming and diving team to a 209-78 victory Saturday afternoon against Union. The men fell to the Dutchmen, 163.5-136.5. Both teams return to action on Saturday, January 25th at Williams.

The women were victorious in 13 of the 16 events contested.

For the afternoon, Hillas was a triple individual winner for the Panthers. She touched the wall in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:23.16, lowering her previous mark by nearly a second. She was also victorious in the 50 free (24.91) and the 200 individual medley (2:12.30).

The quartet of senior Andrea Tibbetts (Dover, Mass.), rookie Jennifer Koide (Morristown, N.J.), Hillas and first-year swimmer Morgan Burke (Summit, N.J.) won the 400 medley relay in a time of 4:04.20 to begin the meet.

Senior Colleen Harper (Evanston, Ill.) was also a multiple event winner on the diving board as she won the 3-meter (267.83) and the 1-meter competitions (253.50), respectively.

Individual event wins came from senior Cori West (Anchorage, Alaska)in the 1000 free (10:51.89), junior Courtney Haron (N. Kingstown, R.I.) in the 200 free (1:58.85), Tibbetts in the 100 back (1:00.05) and Burke in the 100 free (54.78). Also, senior Alexandra Edel (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.43) just ahead of sophomore Christina Denbow (Hooksett, N. H.) and her time of 1:10.47, while sophomore Lily Sawyer (Barrington, R. I.) won the 200 fly (2:12.83). In the final event of the afternoon for the women, the team of Burke, junior Ann Carpenter (Arlington, Va.), Edel and Haron won the 200 free relay in a time of 1:41.35.

For the men, senior Ian Mackay (Vero Beach, Fla.) was a double winner touching the wall first in both the 50 free (21.53) and the 100 fly (51.48). First-year swimmer Michael McGean (Lincoln, Mass.) won the 1000 free (10:00.35), sophomore Stephan Koenigsberger (New York, N.Y.) won the 100 breaststroke (59.33), while sophomore Paul Lagasse (Hopkinton, Mass.) stopped the clock first in the 100 free (48.87).

On the diving board, senior Skylar Dallmeyer-Drennen (Canandaigua, N.Y.) claimed the 1-meter diving competition (258.90).