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Monday, January 24, 2011

Bates vs Colby Update

The women's team wins their first CBB title since '03 I believe.  Eight years is what I heard!  They did it in convincing fashion with strong wins in both meets.  The depth and speed they are showing dual meets right now is very impressive.  Our men knocked of Colby too - for the second straight year and swim solid throughout the meet.  Impressive swims from many.... many of which were in odd events.  Colby's men are rebuilding a bit right now, and I know it is just a matter of time before they come storming back.  As all NESCAC coaches know, Coach Burton does a great job making his kids faster -so we'll enjoy the double victory while we can.

Highlights from the meet include...

Four relay victories for the Bobcats!  The men go 1-3 in the medley and 1-2 in the 400 free relay.  A very nice come from behind victory for our B relay - especially noting that Peem and Pat (our senior captains) brought home the last two legs that iced the victory.  They always know how to swim their best against our in-state rivals!  The women also cruise to victories in relays, and it seems like some very good chemistry is starting to take place on both relays.  (Editor's note:  It's Tuesday, 3 days after the meet ended, and I just realized our medley relay broke the Varsity Record here at Bates! WOW!!)

Amy Johnston swims fantastic in  her home pool!  First time ever under 6:00 in the 500 (5:53!), and two stellar swims in the 200 fly and 200 IM.

Freshman Duo from Ohio - A. Moore and E. Depew - both go lifetime bests in their 200's.  Amanda's 200 breast ties for first place with a 2:33.5 and Depew runs away with the win in the backstroke with a time of 2:16.0.

Kara Leasure has a great meet going winning both the mile (18:08) and the 500 free (5:19).  She also places 2nd in the 200 IM with a 2:15 - her best time ever here at Bates.

Charlotte Green also swims beautifully dominating the 50 in a 25.1 and then grabbing an exciting victory in the 100 free in the last 10 yards - touching in at 53.6.  Very impressive.

Won Ho touches first in the 200 free (1:48.1), 50 free (22.5), and 100 fly (52.2) for triple victory.

Boniface get the two wins in the 100 back and 200 IM.

And Ryan Pitcairn swims a solid mile and wins... while Venka Duvvuri pops a great last 50 for a victory in the 1-2-3 sweep of the 200 fly!  (Buehler and Jenkins round out the sweep).

Very good meet - and again.. CONGRATS to the women for the CBB title!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! CONGRATS to Lady Bobcats and their CBB Title! And especially to the Fresh Buckeyes from the C-town Area! Lord knows we need SOMETHING GOOD to cheer about around, T-Bone? And xploding knuckle busts to you as well on your outstanding swims! Way to Man up!

It looks like you all are "Gearin' Up" for an exciting and statement-making NESCACS!

And you all thought i was out of touch, (figuratively speaking!) but i will def. be watching the Webcasts! Dang... miss my blizzard trips out east for the big show and a Heidi's Salmon & Caper bagel!

Congrats to ALL Bobcats!
Stay Focused.
Swim Fast.
Have FUN!!