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Bates men top Colby in final home swim meet











LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College men's swimming and diving team handily defeated rival Colby in team scoring, 175-105, while the Bates women lost to Colby by a slim 153-143 margin in a dual meet Saturday at Tarbell Pool, Bates' final home meet this season.

Bates sophomores Dan Aupi (Branford, Conn.), Ned Scott (Maplewood, N.J.), Nathaniel Depew (Hudson, Ohio) and Tom Boniface (Youngstown, Ohio) finished off the meet by setting the pool record in the 400 freestyle relay, posting a winning time of 3:14.77, over two seconds faster than the mark (3:17.00) set Jan. 17, 2009 by Bates' Chris Berry, Scott, Boniface and Depew.

"They all had great meets," said Bates head coach Peter Casares of the quartet. "I was very impressed with (juniors) Peem Chatikavanij and Pat Carroll today too. Each meet they are swimming better and better, and doing things that once seemed out of their reach."

Other winning performances for the Bates men included:

  • Aupi won the 100 free in 49.10 seconds and the 100 back in 54.81.
  • Scott won the 100 fly in 53.26 and the 200 fly in 2:07.06
  • Depew won the 200 back in 2:00.11 and the 200 free in 1:49.18
  • First-year Andrew Buehler (Kenilworth, Ill.) won the 200 individual medley in 2:06.65

Many highlights were submitted by the Bates women, too. Junior Charlotte Green (New Canaan, Conn.) led a come-from-behind victory in the 400 free relay, combining with first-year Katy Zingale (Sudbury, Mass.), first-year Catherine Sparks (New Canaan, Conn.) and sophomore Emily Tato (Chatham, N.J.) to finish in 3:44.61. Green also won the 50 freestyle (25.33) and the 100 freestyle (54.32)

Meanwhile, senior diver Annaliese Rudis (North Andover, Mass.) posted an NCAA consideration mark on 1 meter, after accomplishing the same feat at 3 meters earlier this season. Rudis scored 249.95 points at 1 meter and also won at 3 meters with 249.60 points.

Bates senior Katelyn Drake (Hudson, Ohio) dominated the backstroke, winning the 200 back in 2:13.08 and the 100 back in 1:00.49, and she also contributed to Bates winning the 200 medley relay.

Bates travels to Tufts next Saturday for a tri-meet with the host Jumbos and Wheaton College. The women's meet will start at 12 p.m., followed by the men's meet at 3 p.m.