The Colby swim teams traveled down to Cambridge, Mass. this past weekend for their second meet of the year. The men faced off against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, Bowdoin College, New York University, Wheaton College and Keene State College, while the women competed against the same lineup but with Harvard University replacing Keene State.
The men’s team struggled, coming in seventh place in the Invitational. Mason Roberts ’12 had a respectable finish, however, coming in 13th place in the 100- meter breaststroke with a time of 1:02.62. The team of Vincent Galea ’15, Raymond Rieling ’12, Ryan Bachur ’15 and Paul Wennburg ’15 finished the 200-meter freestyle relay with a time of 1:32.06, which earned them eleventh place. MIT won the men’s meet with a score of 1397.5. Colby earned 127 points.
Mandy Ferguson ’12 helped lead a more successful day on the women’s side with three top-10 individual finishes. Ferguson placed fifth in the 1650-meter freestyle (18:16.14), ninth in the 200-meter freestyle (2:00.21) and 10th in the 500-meter freestyle (18:16.14). First-years Alexa Williams and Emmie Lai also had top-15 finishes for the Mules in the 200-meter butterfly, with Williams coming in eighth (2:20.88) and Lai, 13th (2:23.98). Jess Blais ’12 had the two other top-15 finishes for the Mules in the 200- and 100-meter backstroke (2:17.22 and 1:04.22). MIT also won the women’s competition with a score of 1308. Colby came in sixth with a score of 185.
The swim teams resume their schedule after winter break with the Deerfield Beach Invitational in Deerfield, Florida on Dec. 31.