The Bowdoin swim teams had their second meet of the season last weekend at the MIT Invitational, finishing in the bottom half of the seven-team field. 
In the highly competitive pool, the men’s team came in sixth out of seven while the women’s did slightly better, taking fifth out seven squads.
Top finishers for the men included Ryan Kulesza ’15, who took seventh in the 400 IM with a time of 4:22.66, and Kevin Koh ’16, who finished eighth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.15. Captain Basyl Stuyvesant ’13 took tenth in the 200 backstroke at 1:57.95. For the relays, the team of Stuyvesant, Koh, John Lagasse ’16, and Will Shi ’16 ended up sixth in the 200 Medley at 1:38.87 and eighth in the 400 Medley with a time of 3:36.57.
Katherine Foley ’13 led the women’s side with a third place finish in the 1650 yard freestyle and a time of 18:17.56. Bridget Killian ’13 also made a good showing in her second collegiate race, coming in fourth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.40. Lela Garner ’16 finished fifth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.58. The 800 relay team, consisting of Foley, Killian, Garner, and Tricia Hartley ’15 finished fifth at 8:09.20.
Reflecting on the team’s performance, Killlian said, “I think the Bowdoin team really stepped up and were not intimidated by the fact that everyone else had been training for a longer period of time than us.” 
In diving, Tom Kramer ’15 led the men’s side with a fifth place finish in the one-meter dive and a score of 254.35.
Killian added, “We are going to kill it at Conference. The positive environment and endless supply of energy in and around the pool makes swimming fun and swimming fast easy.”
The teams will host the Bowdoin Open on Saturday in Greason Pool. Their next intercollegiate meet will be at Bates on January 7, opening NESCAC play.