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Drake sets school mark in Bates swimming tri-meet

Katelyn Drake '10

Annie Barton '08

Kelsey Lamdin '09

Sarah Reingold '10

LEWISTON, Maine -- Some breakthrough performances were recorded at Tarbell Pool on Saturday, as the Bates College swimming and diving teams hosted a tri-meet against Babson and Gordon colleges.


The Bates women defeated Babson by a 183-110 score, and Gordon by a 215-68 score. Babson defeated Gordon 175-80. On the men's side, Bates defeated Gordon 177-68 but lost to Babson 163-123, while Babson beat Gordon 214-53.

Bates first-year Katelyn Drake (Hudson, Ohio) set a Bates record in the 100-yard backstroke, with a time of 1:01.36, which shaved .04 seconds off the previous record set by Denby Johnson in 1998.

The men's team performed dominantly at times. Senior Charles Swanson (Woodbridge, Conn.) won the 1000 free by over 17 seconds, with a time of 11:03.36, while first-year Jake MacNaughton (Scarsdale, N.Y.) took first place in the 500 free by nearly seven seconds, with a time of 5:11.47. First-year Taylor Sosnowski (Clifton Park, N.Y.) swam perhaps the best races of the day by the Bobcat men, winning the 100 free (50.68) and 200 free (1:53.48).

Other wins recorded by the Bates men included sophomore Chris Berry (Augusta, Maine) in the 50 backstroke (26.12) and junior Dan Perry (Exeter, N.H.) in the 3-meter diving (224.47).

Taylor Sosnowski '10

Jake MacNaugton '10

Charles Swanson '07

Dan Perry '08

The Bates women won a slew of events, including the 400 medley relay, with Drake, junior Meghan Conley (Longmeadow, Mass.), sophomore Alexis Boyatsis (Dover, N.H.) and junior Annie Barton (Holladay, Utah) teaming up for a time of 4:17.93, and the 400 free relay, with first-year Sarah Reingold (Oakland, Calif.), first-year Claire Beers (Rochester, N.Y.), first-year Esther Kendall (Ridgeway, Ontario) and Drake making it an all-freshman effort in 3:56.17.


Barton also won the 200 individual medley in 2:21.95 and the 50 free in 26.26 seconds. Sophomore All-American Kelsey Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) took first in the 3-meter and 1-meter diving, with 268.58 and 260.77 points, respectively. Reingold took first in the 100 backstroke (1:05.27) and the 50 backstroke (30.56 seconds). Drake took first in the 200 free with a time of 2:05.79, and sophomore Bailey Johnson (Gardner, Mass.) touched first in the 100 free at 11:50.94.

The Bates swimming and diving teams compete at Colby next Saturday.