Swimming & Diving Compete At Bates

Aska Matsuda picked up a win in the 1,650 free.
Aska Matsuda picked up a win in the 1,650 free.

The Middlebury swimming and diving teams concluded a two-match Maine swing by visiting Bates on Sunday afternoon. The women were defeated by a 200-94 score, while the men fell 204-90. The Panthers are back in the pool on Saturday when they host Union and Clarkson at 1:00 p.m.

Aska Matsuda picked up a win in the 1650 free (17:15.52), while Corey Jalbert crossed the line first in the 100 free (48.24). Jalbert turned in a time of 22.04 in the 50 free to take second place. Jason Rickenbacher had the most points on the three-meter board (211.95) to earn the win, while coming in second during the one-meter (208.05) competition. Bryan Chang was the other Panther to take home second-place honors, doing so in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.57).

On the women's side, Kacey Hertan earned a win on the three-meter board for the women, compiling 226.15 points. Placing second in the event was her teammate, Olivia Rieur with 221.0 points, while Mary Cate Carroll was second on the one-meter board (214.20). Georgia Houde defeated her opponent in the 1,650 free with a time of 18:41.61 to pick up a win for the Middlebury women.

Frances VanderMeer and Haley Hutchinson each placed second in two events on the day. Vandermeer accomplished the feat in the 50 (24.92) and 100 free (54.14), while Hutchinson was second in the 100 (1:09.58) and 200 breaststroke (2:29.13.)