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Monday, January 25, 2010

Colby Recap!

In what turned out to be a surprisingly comfortable win over Colby (175-105), the men’s team swam well early with 1-2 finishes, depth in each event, and 18 unanswered points on the diving board. It was the men’s first dual meet win over Colby since 2004 when Todd Bretl and Nate Curll captained the team to an 8 point victory. You could sense that the men’s team knew they had an opportunity to win, and they came out focused and hungry. Too many in-season bests to report right now, but what I can’t ignore is that they stay focused the entire meet, and put an exclamation point on their performance with two great 400 freestyle relays. In fact a new pool record was set - breaking the old mark by nearly two and half seconds. The quartet of sophomore boys split 49.2 (Aupi), 48.7 (Depew), 48.8 (Boniface), and 47.9 (Scott) finishing with a time of 3:14.7!

The women lost another heartbreaker by 10 points (exactly the same margin against Bowdoin last weekend). Stellar performances by Emily Tato, Katelyn Drake, Sarah Reingold, Annaliese Rudis, and Charlotte Green weren’t enough to overcome the slightly deeper Colby team. What you may not realize when looking at these last two meets is that 10 points is exactly the difference between first and second, and in each meet the Lady ‘Cats lost a first place or two by one tenth of a second. That truly shows you how close these meets were. I hate to lose, but I know that with 4 smart weeks of training and race prep ahead of us, those moments could go our way at NESCACs. I am hopeful that keeps our women both focused and positive as we head into taper.

Check out the meet results here - and if you are in the Boston area come watch take on Tufts next weekend!

1 comment:

DrakeDaddy said...

Let me start off by saying you PARENTS/FANS who only live 5 or so hours away, are SOOOoo LUCKY to be able to go and experience all the great Bates Bobcats swim meets! The effort and travel time are well worth it!!!

A BIG "YAH BUDDAY!!!" to the Super Sophs Bionic Boyz 400 Free Relay! Aupi, Ned, Depew (yah Hudson!)& T-Bone! Lookin' STRONG DAWGS! 1-2 DOMINATION and a new school record... WHOO-WAH!

Peem...ALL HEART-NO QUIT! Awesome!

Travis!... Not bad for a Rook! Keep it up and You're Pocket Aces!

You ROCK(et) Charlotte! I never doubted you a second, or a hundreth of a second! You deserve the Choc/Rasp Prize! are a Blurrrrrr off the board Girl! I need super slo-mo!


Showin' Luv, Knuckle Busts and High Fivers to all Bobcats Swimmers and Divers! Can't flippin' WAIT for NESCACs!

"Ah'll be bach!"
- DrakeDaddy

(Oh Yah, good job coach! Thanks for the cool card!)