Bates swimming and diving teams swamp Trinity at Tarbell Pool
Bates sophomore diver Dan Perry (Exeter, N.H.) captured first place in the 1- and 3-meter events.
LEWISTON, Maine — The Bates College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each received personal-best performances en route to victories over NESCAC rival Trinity College Saturday at Bates’ Tarbell Pool. The Bates men downed Trinity 161-123, while the Bates women won 178-121.
“We really came together as a team today,” said Bates head coach Dana Mulholland. “We did what it took to win the close races, and everyone contributed to the win.”
Bates sophomore Annie Barton (Holladay, Utah) won three individual events to lead the women’s team. Barton was first in the 200-yard freestyle (with a finals time of 2:04.38), the 100 free (56.14) and the 200 individual medley (2:18.71). She also swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team (1:57.27), along with sophomore Emilie Swenson (Old Saybrook, Conn.), sophomore Meghan Conley (Longmeadow, Mass.), and senior co-captain Katie Gatti (Chelmsford, Mass.).
Swenson won two individual events: the 200 backstroke (2:20.37) and the 100 back (1:05.17). Also winning twice was first-year Alexis Boyatsis (Dover, N.H.), who finished the 200 butterfly in a personal-best 2:19.53 and also won the 100 fly (1:04.28).
The Bates women captured first in both diving events. Sophomore Tasha Rosener (Dillon, Colo.) edged first-year Kelsey Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) for first place in the 1-meter competition, 227.75-222.30, and Lamdin won the 3-meter diving with 213.85 points.
Senior co-captain Fisher Qua (Cambridge, N.Y.) was a winner in two individual events, as well as part of Bates’ victorious 200 medley relay team (1:45.73) with first-year Chris Berry (Augusta, Maine), first-year Josh Goldfarb (Katonah, N.Y.) and senior John Bauer (Concord, Mass.). The versatile Qua captured first place in the 200 breast (2:30.43) and the 100 back (1:07.62).
Berry also won two individual events: the 200 back (a personal best time of 2:11.15) and the 100 back (56.91).
Bates sophomore Dan Perry (Exeter, N.H.) outscored Trinity counterpart J.J. Hall (Darien, Conn.) in both the 1- and 3-meter events, with 190.95 and 210.90 points, respectively.
The Trinity men received standout performances from sophomore Jon Fugge (Farmington, Conn.) and senior captain Christian Greer (Fairfield, Conn.). Fugge won the 100 fly (57.20) and the 50 free (22.68), and was a member of the winning 200 free relay team (1:34.92), along with sophomore Alex Wing (Simsbury, Conn.), first-year Steve Kates (Attleboro, Mass.) and first-year Will Kidston (Pawley’s Island, S.C.).
Greer won both the 500 free (5:24.39) and the 1000 free (11:11.80).
Other personal bests registered by Bates swimmers included first-year Anna Meader (Westford, Mass.) in the 200 breast (2:39.32, first place) and first-year John Harvey (South Portland, Maine) in the 1000 free (11:44.70, fourth).
Bates swims at Bowdoin on Dec. 7. Trinity is at Wesleyan on Dec. 10.