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Saturday, February 25, 2012


It's late so a quick post to recap the day... and you know how I like numbers.

Last year we tied our best finish to date.... So let's compare.

Matt Gagne (getting front billing on NESCAC web page!)
Day 1 Night Swims
2011 (10)   2012  (13)

Day 1 Lifetime Bests
2011 (20)   2012 (40*)

Day 1 Points Scored
2011 (260)   2012 (326)

Day 1 School Records
2011 (1)   2012 (4)

Swims of the day?!  Venka's 50 and 100 Fly.  Scott's ALL NESCAC 50 Fly.  Depew's and John's 50 Back.  Gagne and Boniface's 200 IM.  Kick's 500 free. Smach's 500 free.  Karlson's 20.7 split. Aupi's school records in the 100 and 50 back!

Below is the Bates article... enjoy!

* How do 24 guys go 40 lifetime bests?  Well, relay splits plus as always I count both prelim and final swims  (i.e. Boniface's best time was 1:58 in the 200 IM - he went 1:55 twice.... I'm counting that as two lifetime bests today).

Four men’s swimming team records fall on first 

day of NESCACs








WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Four team records fell as the Bates men’s swimming and diving team assumed sixth place out of 11 teams on Day 1 of the three-day NESCAC Men’s Championships at Williams.
Senior Dan Aupi (Branford, Conn.), junior Nick Karlson(Wayland, Mass.), first-year Matt Gagne (Winnetka, Ill.) and seniorNed Scott (Maplewood, N.J.) broke the team record in the 200 freestyle relay to start the evening session, finishing sixth in 1:24.21. The former record of 1:24.55 was set two years ago by Aupi, Pat Carroll ’11, senior Nathaniel Depew (Hudson, Ohio) and Scott.
After missing nearly the entire season with injury, Scott nabbed third place in the A Final, and what will become his first All-NESCAC honor, in the 50-yard butterfly, in 22.81 seconds.
Aupi set a new Bates standard in the 50-yard backstroke when he recorded the third fastest prelim time in the field, at 24.13 seconds. The former team record of 24.14 was set by Chris Berry ’09 in 2009. In the A Final, Aupi timed in at 24.46 for seventh place. Junior Matt Johns (Seaford, N.Y.) and Depew came in 10th and 13th, respectively, in the B Final.
Boniface broke Aupi’s former team record in the preliminary round of the 200-yard individual medley, in 1:55.66. The time wasn’t quite good enough to hold up for the whole day as Gagne won the B Final at night - for ninth place overall - and shaved another 1.14 seconds off his PR to go a time of 1:55.19 - a new Bates record.
Other Friday Bates highlights:
  • Senior Tom Boniface (Youngstown, Ohio) 200 IM finishing 11th overall.
  • Junior captain Travis Jones (Ithaca, N.Y.) came in fourth in the 1-meter diving event, with 414.45 points over 11 dives.
  • Sophomore Venkatesh Duvvuri (South Orange, N.J.) took 11th place in the 50 fly, in 23.35.
  • The Bobcats finished the night by finishing sixth in the 400 medley relay in 3:29.91, just .23 shy of the team record. Aupi led off with the 100-yard backstroke, timing his leg in 52.28 seconds — incredibly, beating another former Chris Berry ’09 team record by one hundredth of a second. Senior Alex McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.) followed in the 100 breast, followed by Gagne in the 100 fly and Boniface in the anchor 100 free leg.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Wow. Can't wait for Saturday and Sunday.