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Swim teams notch wins over Trinity, Wesleyan









LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College swimming and diving teams got the season off to a strong start on Saturday, as NESCAC rivals Trinity and Wesleyan visited Tarbell Pool.

The Bates women defeated both visiting teams, registering a 159-138 team win over Wesleyan and a 207-85 score over Trinity. The Bates men also defeated Trinity, 184-102, and fell to Wesleyan 179-116.

The Bates women started off the meet with a nice win in the 200 medley relay. Senior Katelyn Drake (Hudson, Ohio), first-year Catherine Sparks (New Canaan, Conn.), first-year Katy Zingale (Sudbury, Mass.) and senior Sarah Reingold (Oakland, Calif.) edged Wesleyan 1:53.69 to 1:54.59 to set the tone.

Drake won two other races in the meet, taking first in the 100 back (1:01.41) and 200 back (2:12.21). Sparks and Zingale were also event winners, with Sparks 100 breaststroke in 1:10.62 and Zingale winning the 100 fly in 1:02.21.

First-year Tara Dugan (Wilton, Conn.) captured two events for the Bobcats, winning the 1,000 free in 11:10.72 and the 500 free in 5:31.96.

Sophomore Kara Leasure (Los Alamos, N.M.) got into the act as well, taking first in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.67).

The Bates women also took first place in both diving events. Senior Annaliese Rudis (North Andover, Mass.) won the 1-meter with a score of 220.90 points, while sophomore Jessica Howard (Cumberland Foreside, Maine) took the 3-meter title with 182.25 points.

The Bates men also led off with a win in the 200 medley relay, beating Wesleyan 1:39.45 to 1:42.51. Sophomores Nathaniel Depew (Hudson, Ohio), Alex McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.), Ned Scott (Maplewood, N.J.) and Dan Aupi (Branford, Conn.) comprised the winning quartet.

Scott also took first place in the 50 free (22.32) and the 100 fly (53.05).

Aupi also took first place in the 100 back (55.58) and 200 back (1:59.81).

Next up for the Bobcats is a meet at Division I UMaine-Orono on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.