Women's Swimming & Diving

Middlebury Concludes Opening Road Weekend at Tufts

Kristin Karpowicz led the field to the wall in Sunday's 200 individual medley.
Kristin Karpowicz led the field to the wall in Sunday's 200 individual medley.

The Middlebury swimming and diving teams ended their respective opening weekends with a road dual meet Sunday at Tufts. The women fell to the 22nd-ranked Jumbos by a 167-116 count, while the men were defeated by 15th-ranked Tufts, 168-89. The Panthers return to the pool on Saturday, December 1 when they host a dual meet against Amherst.

During women's action, the Panthers earned three individual victories. Angela Riggins won the 500-yard freestyle (5:24.92), while Maddie McKean claimed the 50 butterfly in 27.25. Kristin Karpowicz led the field to the wall during the 200 individual medley title with a time of 2:19.57.

In the final event of the day, the 400 free relay quartet of McKean, Audrey Hsi, Courtney Gantt and Erin Kelly won with a mark of 3:46.44.

Second-place efforts came from Ellie Thompson in the 200 IM (2:20.04), while Sarah McEachern during the 500 free (5:30.69). Emma Borrow was second in the 50 fly in 28.60, while Karpowicz ended as the runner-up in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:03.10).

On the diving boards, Kacey Hertan claimed the 3-meter title with 205.80 points, while teammate Olivia Rieur was second with 201.52 points.

The men also earned a trio of individual event victories. Aska Matsuda won the 500-yard freestyle, Jack Dowling touched the wall first in the 50 butterfly (24.85), while Charles Quinn won the 200 IM (2:07.36).

The Panthers ended the meet with a victory during the 400 free relay, as the team of Corey Jalbert, Bryan Chang, Keegan Pando and Brendan Leech posted a winning time of 3:20.69.

Runner-up finishes came from Max Eihausen in the 500 free (5:10.82), Cody Kim during the 200 IM (2:07.72) and Alex Corda in the 50 fly (24.93).