Men's swimmers set for NESCAC meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 28, 2008
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- The Colby College men's swimming and diving team heads to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships at Middlebury College from Friday to Sunday after placing sixth in the meet last year.

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The Mules won a fourth straight Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) title this year and have been strong in the freestyle events. Evan Mullin, who was a NESCAC Swimming Performer of the Week after helping the Mules beat Bowdoin to clinch the CBB title, will be a force in the shorter freestyle events. He was fifth in the 100 freestyle, seventh in the 200 freestyle, and seventh in the 500 freestyle at last year's NESCAC meet.

Sam Wampler took a seventh in the 100 freestyle and was eighth in the 50 freestyle for Colby at last year's NESCAC meet. Meanwhile, Kevin Smith took a ninth in the 1,000 freestyle and a 12th in the 1,650 freestyle a year ago.

Mike Finnerty raced in the championship finals of the 100 and 200 backstroke races at the championship meet last year. He was seventh in the 200 backstroke and was eighth in the 100 backstroke. Andrew Peterson also should score points in the breaststroke races.

Competition will begin each day with preliminary heats at 10 a.m. Finals will be start at 6 p.m. on Friday, 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.