Tufts swimming and diving prove power in numbers in defeat of Bates
|Chris Berry ’09 won the 50 back and finished a close second in the 100 back.|
|Annie Barton ’08 won the 50 fly and the 100 back.|
LEWISTON, Maine — A large and talented Tufts University squad rolled by a much smaller Bates College swimming and diving team at Tarbell Pool in a dual NESCAC meet, by a score of 158-129 for the women and 153-100 for the men, but there were several stellar performances on the Bates side.
Standouts for Bates were second year Annie Barton (Holladay, Utah), first year Chris Berry (Augusta, Maine), first-year diver Kelsey Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine), and sophomore diver Dan Perry (Exeter, N.H.).
Barton won the 100 yard backstroke (1:04.81) and the 50 yard butterfly (28.14), and also placed a close second in the 50 yard freestyle (25.90), finishing just .12 seconds behind the winner.
Berry won the 50 yard backstroke (26.24), and pulled off a stellar swim in the 100 yard backstroke, touching in at 55.94, less than a second behind the winner.
Recent NCAA qualifier Lamdin won convincingly on both boards,scoring 250.35 and 261.20 on the 1 and 3 meter boards, respectively, while Perry won the 3 meter (215.25) and came in a close second on the 1 meter (209.10).
Despite being much smaller in numbers than Tufts, the Bates men pulled together a solid 200 yard medley relay team composed of Berry, senior co-captain Fisher Qua (Cambridge, N.Y.), first-year Mark Andrews (Cumberland, Maine), and senior John Bauer (Concord, Mass.), which swam well and came in second with a time of 1:46.11.
Also for the women, first-year Alexis Boyatsis (Dover, N.H.) and sophomore Kris Gray (Cranbury, N.J.) came in two-three in the 100 yard butterfly, with times of 1:04.26 and 1:04.99, respectively.
Next week, February 4, the men swim Connecticut College while the women swim against Connecticut and Wellsley, both teams at home.