Women's Swimming & Diving

Panthers Host NESCAC Foe Amherst in Dual Meet

Audrey Kelly was third in the 50 freestyle on Saturday.
Audrey Kelly was third in the 50 freestyle on Saturday.

The Panther swimming and diving teams returned to action when they hosted Amherst on Saturday. The women fell by a 227-73 count to the Mammoths, while the men were defeated by Amherst, 224-73. Middlebury will complete first-semester competition next Saturday when it travels to Springfield for a dual meet beginning at 1:00 p.m.

On the women's side, the Panthers tallied four individual runner-up efforts during swimming events. Audrey Hsi touched the wall second in both the 100 backstroke (1:00.53) and the 200 back (2:11.41), while Maddie McKean finished as the runner-up in the 50 freestyle (25.26) and the 100 butterfly (1:01.04).

The Panthers recorded a second-place showing during the day's first event. The 200-yard medley relay team of Emma Borrow, Erin Kelly, Hsi and McKean posted a time of 1:52.51.

Third-place efforts were posted by Borrow in the 200 back (2:13.71), Angela Riggins during the 500 free (5:24.85) and Audrey Kelly in the 50 free (25.95). Ellie Thompson swam to third in the 100 fly (1:01.15).

The 400 free relay of McKean, Erin Kelly, Courtney Gantt and Kristin Karpowicz capped the day with a third-place swim (3:44.38).

During the men's competition, a pair of individuals earned second-place finishes. Aska Matsuda was second in the 500 freestyle (4:57.95), while touching the wall third in the 1,000 freestyle (10:15.17). Corey Jalbert was the runner-up in the 100 freestyle (48.51) and stopped the clock third in the 50 free (22.21).

Additional third-place efforts came from Cody Kim in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.34), Jack Dowling during the 200 butterfly (2:00.03) and Charles Quinn in the 200 individual medley (2:04.53).

In the day's opening event, the 200 medley relay quartet of Brendan Leech, Kim, Alex Corda and Jalbert was third (1:37.62).