Women's Swimming & Diving

Swimming & Diving Hosts Williams, Hamilton in Tri-Meet

Grace Stimson won the 100 individual medley on Saturday.
Grace Stimson won the 100 individual medley on Saturday.

The Panther swimming and diving teams concluded their dual meet portion of the schedule when they hosted a tri-meet with Hamilton and Williams. The Middlebury women defeated the Continentals by a score of 222-77, but fell to the sixth-ranked Ephs 171-122, while the men bested Hamilton 212-66 and were defeated by No. 19 Williams 164-110. Middlebury returns to action on Friday and Saturday when it hosts the annual Middlebury Invitational. Action begins on Friday at 5:30 p.m. while Saturday's events are scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m.

During the women's competition, the Panthers swam to three individual victories as well as a relay win. Frances VanderMeer won the 50 backstroke, touching the wall with a time of 27.46. Audrey Hsi claimed the 100 backstroke for the Panthers in 1:00.96, while Grace Stimson won the 100 individual medley in 1:02.74.

The final event of the day saw the 200 free relay team of VanderMeer, Maddie McKean, Courtney Gantt and Erin Kelly stop the clock with a winning time of 1:39.86.

Runner-up swims came from Kelly in the 50 breaststroke (31.97) and Hannah Wander during the 100 breaststroke (1:10.40).

On the diving boards, Olivia Rieur dove to a second-place effort in the 1-meter event (222.95 points), while Kacey Hertan was the runner-up in the 3-meter competition (233.35 points).

In the men's action, the 200 freestyle relay team of Corey Jalbert, Jake Gaughan, Bryan Chang and Brendan Leech touched first with a time of 1:27.56.

Runner-up efforts came from Aska Matsuda in the 1,000 free (10:15.53) and Leech during the 50 backstroke (24.93). Cody Kim stopped the clock with a second-place time in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.89), while Charles Quinn was the runner-up in the 100 individual medley (55.44).

During the diving competition, Mike Chirico earned both the 1-meter (267.75 points) and 3-meter event crowns (271.75 points).