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Highlight Reel for Dec. 7

December 8, 2017

Hard hitting: The women’s squash team (2-2) split a pair of Saturday matches after losing to No. 26 Hamilton (1-3) 6-3 and then rebounding and beating Colgate (2-3) 8-1 the same day. Against Hamilton, the Polar Bears swept the top three positions, while the top seven positions all came away with 3-0 wins against Hamilton. The team will play its last matches of the semester on Saturday at MIT against Wellesley and Boston College.

Diving in: The women’s swimming and diving team placed second in the Maine State Meet this weekend with strong performances from many individuals. Mary Laurita ’21 broke the school record for the 50 fly with a time of 26.05, beating the previous record by only .03 seconds. Thea Kelsey ’20 won both the one meter and three meter diving events and qualified for the NCAA Regionals on the three meter.

Making a splash: The men’s swimming and diving team also placed second in the Maine State Meet this weekend. Karl Sarier ’19 won the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.40 as did the 400 freestyle relay team, which came in at a time of 3:08.97. One of the most impressive performances was from Daniel Williams ’19, who was named the NESCAC swimmer of the week after breaking his own school record of 16:12.44 for the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:58.16. He then went on to win the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:41.79.

Causing a racquet: The men’s squash team fell to 1-3 after losing 6-3 against No. 29 Hamilton (2-2) and 5-4 to No. 26 Hobart (6-3). Uday Khanna ’21 and Drew Clark ’20 won both their matches in the 6th and 7th positions, respectively. The team will travel to MIT tomorrow to face off against the Engineers in the last match of the semester at 12 p.m.

 

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