Surf n' Turf: Swimming
By Carlyn Robertson '14, Sports Section Editor
The men’s swim team is flying high after their first undefeated dual meet season since 2004. The Jeffs destroyed Springfield 161-128 on Saturday in their final dual meet, putting their record at 8-0. They won all fourteen of the swimming events. The women’s team also ended the dual meet season with a win, taking first in thirteen events for a final score of 172-120. The women are 7-1 overall.


The first-years continued to be big contributors against Springfield, as Allison Merz ’14 won the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events. In the 200, she was followed by classmates Suzi Stein and Cassie Gross. Audrey Ingerson ’14 took first in the 500 freestyle. Abby Hahn ’14 led her teammates in a one-two-three finish in the 400-yard individual medley. Senior Andrea Jensen took second and Anna Pietrantonio ’14 came in third.

Kendra Stern ‘14 and Rebecca Kelley ’12 each won multiple events. Stern was dominant in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 individual medley. Kelley took first in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. Stern and Kelley were joined by Merz and Maddy Sprung-Keyser ’12 in the Jeffs’ winning 200 medley relay. Diver Meggie Meisinger ’11 won the 3-meter board and came in second on the 1-meter.


The men’s team’s incredible depth was on display against Springfield. The Jeffs had the top three finishers in 11 of the 16 total events. Ryan Lichtenfels ’12 won first in the 100 and 400-yard individual medleys, while Nick Egan ’14 took the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events. Both swimmers led their teammates to top three finishes in each event.

Tyler Bulakul ’14 led the Jeffs to a 1-2-3 finish in the 100-yard butterfly, while classmate Connor Beaulieu did the same in the 200 breaststroke. Tim White ’12 took first in the 200 backstroke, leading first-years Aron Reynolds and Peter Landefeld. Bulakul and Landefeld took first and second in the 100 backstroke.

The Jeffs went 1-2-3 in the 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle, led by Bart Federak ’12, Ben McBratney ’12 and Conor McAuliffe ’14, respectively. First-year diver Colin White faced one of the top Div. III diving programs. He came in fourth in both events, but both scores qualified him for NCAAs.

Issue 14, Submitted 2011-02-09 17:21:15