Swimming and diving teams beat Bowdoin, remain perfect

The Williams swimming and diving teams had a successful trip to Maine this past weekend, defeating Bowdoin with relative ease. The women won their meet 143-135 to improve to 5-0 on the season. The men took their meet 154-106, making their record 4-0.

Some of the best performances of the day were turned in on the diving boards. Heather Cyr ’00 and Caroline Crocker ’03 both made their NCAA qualifying standards on both boards. Crocker won one-meter with a score of 250.13, and Cyr was third with 246.91 points. Liz Campos ’03 placed fifth with 189.53 points, while Rebecca Steuer ’02 was seventh with 165.15 points.

On three-meter Cyr won the competition with 275.48 points, while Crocker was second with 260.93 points. Steuer placed fourth with 243.98 points and Campos was sixth with 169.98 points.

Tri-captain Chris Wendell ’00 won both boards for the men, scoring 231.23 points on one-meter and 256.48 points on three-meter.

Phoebe Fischer ’02, Sarah Klionsky ’03, Carissa Carter ’01 and Charis Anderson ’01 had the top finish in the 200-yard medley relay for the women, finishing third in 2:03.20. They were followed to the wall by Zibby Stokes ’03, Leah Sharpe ’02, Laura Spero ’02 and Melissa McKenzie ’03, fourth with a time of 2:04.05. The Williams team of Jocelyn Sutton ’01, Laurel Hensley ’03, Lyssa Castonguay ’01 and Alix Partnow ’02 placed seventh in 2:11.03.

Alex Poole ’00, tri-captain Don Wood ’00, Seth Borland ’03 and John Cole ’00 won the men’s 200 medley relay with their time of 1:41.39. In a close finish the team of Pat McCurdy ’02, Greg Kim ’02, Paul Friedberg ’01 and Joel Iams ‘01 touched out the team of Travis Hobart ’02, Keiller Kyle ’03, Brian Strickler ’01 and Mike Simerman ’02 1:44.38 to 1:44.69 for third and fourth places. Rounding out the men’s medley relays Roger Salinas ’03, David Lewis ’03, Nate Krissoff ’03 and Alexis Boneparth ’01 placed sixth in 1:48.75.

Williams swimmers swept past the Polar Bears in the 1000-yard freestyle. Cristin Brennan ’02 captured the race for the women with a time of 10:52.35. Elizabeth Overbay ’00 took second in 11:15.09.

For the men, Jeff McBride ’02 had an outstanding race, winning with a time of 9:40.53. Cyrus King ’00 took second place in 9:53.12. Todd Gamblin ’02 was third (10:12.59) and Jeremy Faust ’01 placed fourth.

Amy Warren ’01, Sutton, and co-captain Beth Boyd ’00 went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard freestyle. Warren captured the race with her time of 2:01.30. Sutton swam a 2:02.65 for second while Boyd touched in third at 2:03.09. McKenzie rounded out the field for the women, placing fifth in 2:09.58.

Geoff Allen ’01 led the field in the men’s 200 freestyle, turning it on in the last 50 of his race to out-touch his Bowdoin opponent by .4 seconds for first place in a time of 1:47.39. First-years Dickey Lammert and Justin Stach took third and fourth places with their times of 1:54.42 and 1:55.04, respectively. Doug Cohan ’00 captured seventh place with his 2:03.50.

Stokes won the women’s 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.75. Katie Darling ’00, Fischer, and Cynthia Posner ’02 took places 6-8 with times of 1:05.85, 1:06.91 and 1:08.86, respectively.

Poole swam a 55.42 to take the men’s 100 backstroke. He was followed closely by teammate Brian Strickler ’01, who finished in 57.39 for second place. Salinas’ time of 1:00.17 was good for fourth place, and Hobart touched in sixth at 1:00.64.

Klionsky was the top Williams swimmer in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke, placing third in 1:18.19. Sharpe took fourth in 1:18.55 and Hensley was seventh in 1:31.84.

Elliot Gansner ’02 won the men’s 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.20. Kyle and Lewis took third (1:05.74) and fourth (1:05.99), respectively, and Iams placed fifth in 1:08.17.

Anderson won the women’s 200-yard butterfly with her time of 2:17.08 and Jason Frink ’00 took the men’s 200 fly with his sub-2:00 swim. Borland placed second in the men’s race with a time of 2:04.44 and McCurdy was third in 2:04.66. Ben Doob ’02 completed a sweep of the men’s 200 fly when he placed fourth in 2:08.35.

Stokes won her second event of the day when she took the 50-yard freestyle in 25.29. Castonguay placed second in 26.40 and Liana Thompson ’01 was third in 26.58.

Strickler swam the fastest 50 freestyle among the Williams men, finishing second in 22.89. He was followed to the wall by Krissoff, third in 23.44, Fulton Breen ’03, fourth in 23.60, and Simerman, fifth in 23.66.

Brennan led the way in the women’s 100-yard freestyle, swimming a 56.57 for first place. Overbay finished fourth for the Ephs with a time of 58.91. Fischer finished in 1:00.34 for sixth place and Hensley placed eighth with a time of 1:14.42.

Krissoff swam the top 100 freestyle for the men, finishing second in 50.79. Stach and Breen were close on Krissoff’s heels, swimming 51.42 and 51.80 for third and fourth, respectively. Boneparth placed seventh with a time of 56.41.

Taking her third event of the day, Stokes swam a 2:14.84 in the 200-yard backstroke to take first. Sutton placed second in 2:15.20, and Britta Hult ’02 was fifth in 2:23.86.

In the men’s 200 backstroke, King took the race with a 1:55.52. Allen placed third in 2:00.32. Hobart and Salinas captured fifth and sixth places, respectively, with their times of 2:11.48 and 2:12.70.

Up against a field of Bowdoin swimmers in the 200-yard breaststroke, Klionsky held her own, placing fourth in 2:51.02. Kim took the men’s race in 2:15.73, while Wood placed second in 2:18.31. Kyle finished fourth for the men with a time of 2:27.85.

Williams women swept the 500-yard freestyle, taking places 1-4. Anne Mayall ’03 led the way, winning with her time of 5:28.57. Anderson placed second with a time of 5:32.41. Thompson and Darling touched in third and fourth, with times of 5:34.67 and 5:35.28, respectively.

Friedberg took the men’s 500 freestyle with his time of 4:59.82. Lewis and Frink completed a 1-2-3 sweep on the men’s side as they finished in 5:04.86 and 5:06.39, respectively. Chris Kelley ’03 took fifth place for the men as he swam a 5:22.06.

Warren had the top 100-yard butterfly among the women, winning the race in 1:00.90. Carter touched second with a time of 1:04.76. Spero and Partnow rounded out the field of Williams butterfliers with times of 1:09.03 and 1:14.08, for fifth and seventh places, respectively.

Daniel Morales ’02 led a 1-2-3 sweep in the men’s 100 butterfly, winning the race in 53.67. Cole placed second with a time of 55.60 and Faust was third in 56.72.

Swimming the 400-yard individual medley for the first time this season, Hult and Boyd both made B-cuts for Nationals. Hult won the race in a time of 4:42.2, while Boyd placed second in 4:42.6. Castonguay and Posner finished third and fourth, with times of 4:54 and 5:06, respectively. King won the men’s 200-yard individual medley in 1:59.10.

The Williams team of Carter, Thompson, Warren and McKenzie won the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay, with a time of 1:45.32. Placing third for Williams were Spero, Sutton, Overbay and Brennan, who finished in 1:47.27. Hensley, Darling, Mayall and Fischer placed seventh in 1:57.46.

The men’s relay team of Cole, Poole, Morales and Lammert touched out Allen, Gansner, McBride and Gamblin for first place in 1:30.17. The latter team placed second in 1:30.64. Finishing fourth in 1:34.35 was the team of Stach, Cohan, Stricker and Faust.

Coach Steve Kuster commented after the meet that there were some excellent swims turned in.

He added, however, that he would like to see some swimmers push themselves a bit harder despite having little competition at future meets.

Williams will compete at home against Springfield and Middlebury on Saturday. The men’s meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the women’s meet for 4 p.m.

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