Camel Women Sweep Middlebury & Tufts Walsh Earns NCAA B Cut, Leads Camel Men to Split

Tim Walsh '12
Tim Walsh '12
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College swimming and diving teams hosted a tri-meet with NESCAC rivals Middlebury College and Tufts University at Lott Natatorium Saturday. Led by their senior All-American Sarah Murphy (Williamsburg, Va.) and first year swimmer Ellie Huelbig (Rutherford, N.J.), the Camel women earned a clean sweep, defeating Middlebury for the very first time in a 152-127 triumph and topping the Jumbos of Tufts University 150-142. Junior Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) helped lead the Camels to a split. The men defeated Middlebury 160-136 and dropped a 174.5-124.5 decision to the Jumbos. Murphy paved the way for the women, notching wins in the 100, 200 and 500 yard freestyle with respective times of 53.82 seconds, 1:55.72, and 5:12.27. Huelbig posted a winning time of 2:09.83 in the 200 yard butterfly and triumphed in the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:43.08. Erika Fernandes (Westport, Mass.) posted a time of 25.35 seconds to win the 50 yard free. Jessica Schanzer (Monterey, Calif.) added another Camel victory in the 200 yard back with a time of 2:11.19. In the 200 yard freestyle relay, the Camel foursome comprised of Murphy, Schanzer, Caitlin Munns (Westfield, Mass.) and Mackenzie Lilly (Frederick, Md.) teamed up for a victory in 1:40.10. Walsh got off to a fast start for the men's squad, provisionally qualifying for the 2011 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship with his winning time of 51.75 seconds in the 100 yard backstroke. In the 200 yard back, Walsh triumphed in 1:55.08. Senior Harry Squires (Caldwell, N.J.) and rookie Ryan Dignan (Phoeniz, Ariz.) were multi-event winners for the Camels Saturday. Squires won the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle with respective times of 5:00.79 and 10:13.55 while Dignan recorded winning times of 48.02 seconds and 1:44.88 in the 100 and 200 yard free. Freshman Sam Gill (Springfield, Ill.) edged out defending national champion John Dillon to win the 100 yard butterfly in 52.30 seconds. Junior Harry Beauregard (Cumberland, R.I.) chipped in with a victorious time of 2:21.88 in the 200 yard breast. In the 200 yard medley relay, the Camel foursome comprised of Walsh, Beauregard, Gill and Dignan held off Tufts by .15 seconds, posting a victory in 1:37.78 for Connecticut College. Results from Saturday's tri-meet with Middlebury and Tufts are available here .

November 20, 2010

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