Swim teams outscored in dual meet at Bowdoin

Alex Bedard won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400 medley relay in a dual meet at Bowdoin on Jan. 19, 2018. (File photo by Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Host and rival Bowdoin College won both the men's and women's team scoring Friday night against the Bates men's and women's swim teams.

The Bobcats, who will host Colby on Saturday afternoon in their final home meet of the season, won five races on both the men's and women's sides. The Bowdoin women outscored Bates 145-92 and the men's score was 131-96. Bates, without divers this season, was outscored in the diving competitions by 32 points on the women's side and 22 points on the men's.

The team win was Bowdoin's first against Bates since 2014 on the men's side and since 2013 on the women's side.

"I give a lot of credit to Bowdoin and how well they swam tonight," said head coach Peter Casares. "They clearly worked really hard over break and you could tell they believed in their swims tonight."

Bates women's highlights:

  • Sophomore Janika Ho (Los Angeles, Calif.) finished first in both the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.67) and the 100 freestyle (54.07)
  • Senior captain Logan McGill (Dallas, Texas) won the 50-yard freestyle (24.63).
  • Sophomore Monica Sears (San Anselmo, Calif.) won the 1,000 freestyle in 10:40.51, and was a close second in the 200 free (1:56.89). "Monica was so impressive in back-to-back races," said Casares.
  • Senior Hope Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) won the 200 breaststroke and was second in the 200 IM (2:10.74).

Bates men's highlights:

  • The Bates men's team won the opening 400-yard medley relay, with senior Riley Ewing (Bedford, N.H.), junior Alex Bedard (Amherst, N.H.), junior Matt Puckace (Madison, Ohio) and junior Rory Collins (Brookfield, Conn.) finishing in 3:30.38.
  • Bedard also won the 200 breast (2:08.62). "Alex Bedard has shown he is ready take his breaststroke to the next level," said Casares.
  • Senior Teddy Pender (Muscat, Oman) won the 50-yard freestyle (21.36) and was second in the 100 free (46.93).
  • Ewing won the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.28) and placed second in the 200 IM (1:57.44)
  • Sophomore Tanner Fuller (Wellington, Fla.) won the 500 freestyle (4:53.49) and was second in the 200 free (1:45.65).
"There were lots of little wins for the vast majority of the team," said Casares. "It's good to see that when you can't bring the 'W' home to Bates. We'll continue to work hard and we know what we need to work on."