Bates junior Tom Boniface (Youngstown, Ohio) stood out among many other Bobcat swimmers in a pair of strong performances put on by the team in back-to-back dual meets in Vermont last weekend.
On Saturday at Norwich University, Boniface's anchor leg in the 800-yard freestyle relay put the exclamation point on the Bobcats' claiming Norwich's pool record in the event, in a time of 7:26.18. His split was 1:48! In the same meet, the versatile Boniface touched the wall first in two other events: the 100 butterfly (55.56) and 100 backstroke (58.09).
On Sunday at NESCAC rival Middlebury, Boniface won the 200 free in 1:47.94, his best in-season time of his career, and he also finished a narrow second place in the 100 free in 49.63 seconds.