Women: #21 Connecticut College 175, Keene State College 113
Men: #25 Connecticut College 147, Keene State College 144
Surging Camels Sweep Owls on Senior Day
NEW LONDON, Conn. --The Connecticut College men's and women's swimming and diving teams celebrated senior day in grand style with both teams collecting their sixth straight victory in a dual meet with Keene State College at a packed Lott Natatorium Saturday.
The 21st ranked Camel women (7-3) defeated the Owls 175-113, while the men (8-2) outlasted KSC in a close 147-144 triumph.
Head Coach Marc Benvenuti saluted his seven seniors in a pre-meet ceremony. Harry Beauregard (Cumberland, R.I.), Erika Fernandes (Westport, Mass.), Lauren Pappas (Stratford, Conn.), Albert Perley (Charlotte, N.C.), Hillary Scott (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) and Carrie Wesnousky (Davis, Calif.) were saluted in front of their home crowd for one last time.
In the men's action, Kirk Czelewicz (Lowell, Mass.) scored the triple-play with victories in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke as well as the 200 yard individual medley with respective times of 1:00.60, 2:15.59 and 2:00.26.
Sophomore Sam Gill (Springfield, Ill.) triumphed in both the 50 and 100 yard free with times of 21.68 seconds and 47.69 seconds. Gill added a third victory in the 100 yard fly, registering a time of 51.39 seconds.
Walsh, arguably the most dominant men's swimmer to compete in Lott Natatorium, found the winners circle in the 200 yard backstroke, posting a time of 1:56.79 for the Camels. In the 100 yard back, Sean Paquette (Middletown, R.I.) secured a victory with a time of 54.40 seconds.
Julia Pielock (Deerfield, Mass.) posted two wins for the Camels Saturday. Pielock, the reigning NESCAC Women's Swimmer of the Week, triumphed in both the 100 and 200 yard free with respective times of 54.34 seconds and 1:57.53.
Esther Mehesz (Wethersfield, Conn.) won the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle with respective times of 5:15.31 and 10:39.69. In the 200 yard fly, Ellie Huelbig (Rutherford, N.J.) posted a victory in 2:11.17.
Erika Fernandes won the 50 yard free in 24.98 seconds. In the 200 yard back, sophomore Rachel Bohn (Trumbull, Conn.) was victorious with a time of 2:12.88.
Molly Longstreth (Bethesda, Md.) earned a clean sweep in the one and three meter diving with respective scores of 154.20 and 158.25 points.
The Camel women swept the two relays. In the 200 yard medley relay, Rachel Bohn, Katie Karlson (Wayland, Mass.), Erika Fernandes and Julia Pielock posted a winning time of 1:51.78.
Mackenzie Lilly (Frederick, Md.), Karlson, Jessica Schanzer (Monterey, Calif.) and Pielock teamed for another Camel win in the 400 yard free relay.
January 28, 2012