Bates swimming victorious in tri-meet with Norwich, UNE
Annie Barton ’08
NORTHFIELD, Vt. — The Bates College women’s swimming and diving team defeated both host Norwich University and the University of New England on Saturday, while the Bates men topped UNE in a meet featuring some outstanding performances by the Bobcats.
The Bates women defeated Norwich by a 108-29 score, and UNE by a 111-29 score. The Bates men were 112-13 winners over UNE, and lost by a narrow 75-57 score to the host Cadets.
Leading the way for the Bates women with three individual victories and one relay win was junior Annie Barton (Holladay, Utah). Barton finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (26.24), the 100 individual medley (1:06.22) and the 50 fly (29.01), and teamed with first-year Katelyn Drake (Hudson, Ohio), junior Meghan Conley (Longmeadow, Mass.) and junior Emilie Swenson (Old Saybrook, Conn.) in the 200 medley relay (1:58.64).
The Bates women featured additional winning performances from first-year Sarah Reingold (Oakland, Calif.) in the 200-yard freestyle (2:07.87), Swenson in the 50-yard backstroke (30.42 seconds), Conley in the 50 breast (35.04) and 100 breast (1:17.63), first-year Esther Kendall (Ridgeway, Ontario) in the 100 free (12:07.38) and 500 free (5:50.40); sophomore Alexis Boyatsis (Dover, N.H.) in the 100 fly (1:05.04), Swenson in the 100 free (58.17), Drake in the 100 back (1:01.84), and sophomore Kelsey Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) in the 1- and 3-meter diving.
Bates also won the 400 free relay (3:59.52) with first-year Claire Beers (Rochester, N.Y.), Drake, Reingold and Boyatsis.
Chris Berry ’09
The Bates men received individual event victories from sophomore Chris Berry (Augusta, Maine) in the 50-yard backstroke (26.26 seconds) and the 100 back (56.11), as well as junior Dan Perry (Exeter, N.H.) in 1- and 3-meter diving. Bates also won the 400 freestyle relay (3:31.85) with Berry, sophomore Mark Andrews (Cumberland, Maine), senior Charles Swanson (Woodbridge, Conn.) and sophomore Bill Walsh (Huntington, N.Y.).
Bates will stay in Vermont to compete Sunday at Middlebury, starting at 12 p.m.