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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bobcat of the Week! Kelsey Lamdin

Entering last weekend's NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, Bates senior Kelsey Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) already had six All-America honors, five All-NESCAC awards and three Bates diving records to her credit. What she didn't have yet was a conference title, and she rectified that in a big way.

Competing in her hometown at Bowdoin's Greason Pool, she started out by setting a pool record in the 1-meter competition on Friday with with a score of 466.90, meanwhile placing first, establishing a new Bates record and qualifying automatically for the NCAA Championships.

Not content with one NESCAC title, Lamdin grabbed another on Sunday in the 3-meter, scoring 452.55 points, well ahead of the competition and adding .30 points to her own previous Bates record in the event, set at NCAAs last year. By sweeping the diving competition, she was an easy choice as Diver of the Meet.

Lamdin will make her fourth trip to the NCAA Championships in as many years March 18-21 at the University of Minnesota.

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