Women's Swimming & Diving

Swim & Dive Teams Open Season With Meet Versus Conn. College

Audrey Hsi won two individual events for the Panthers against Conn. College.
Audrey Hsi won two individual events for the Panthers against Conn. College.

The Panther swimming and diving teams opened up their respective 2018-19 seasons with a road meet on Saturday at Connecticut College. The Middlebury women fell to the Camels by a 175-119 tally, while the men were defeated, 163-99. The Panthers return to the pool on Sunday with a road meet against Tufts beginning at 11:00 a.m.

In the pool, the Panther women claimed three individual victories. Audrey Hsi won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:12.57, just ahead of teammate Emma Borrow in second place (2:12.75). A few events later, Hsi claimed her second win of the day during the 200 individual medley in 2:14.46. Kristin Karpowicz also earned a top individual finish during the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:16.56.

Second-place efforts came from Angela Riggins in the 1,000 free (11:11.12), Erin Kelly during both the 100 breaststroke (1:11.56) and the 200 breaststroke events (2:36.49), while Ellie Thompson touched the wall second in the 100 butterfly (1:01.80).

The 200-yard medley relay consisting of Borrow, Kelly, Hsi and Maddie McKean was second with a time of 1:52.48.

On the diving boards, Olivia Rieur won the 1-meter event with 210.07 points, while teammate Mary Cate Carroll was second with 205.57 points.

The Panther men also tallied three individual wins in the pool. Jack Dowling won the 200 butterfly in 2:00.69, while finishing second in the 100 fly (54.35). Corey Jalbert claimed the 50 freestyle in 22.29, while Charles Quinn stopped the clock first in the 200 individual medley (2:02.04).

Runner-up swims came from Aska Matsuda in the 1,000 free (10:14.94), Quinn during the 100 backstroke (55.18) and Cody Kim in both the 100 breaststroke (1:01.42) and 200 breaststroke events (2:15.44). Jalbert was second in the 100 free (48.94) for the Panthers.

The 200-yard free relay of Jalbert, Bryan Chang, Keegan Pando and Brendan Leech finished second in 1:29.29.