Camel Men Defeat Jumbos for First Time & Top Middlebury Pielock, Mehesz Are Multiple Event Winners for Camel Women

Sam Gill '14
Sam Gill '14
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --The Connecticut College men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened the season Saturday with a tri-meet against Middlebury College and Tufts University at Middlebury. The Camel men earned the sweep, defeating the host Panthers 181-107 and knocked off the Tufts Jumbos for the first time in program history in a 150-130 triumph. The women dropped a close 150-147 decision to Tufts and were defeated 172-125 by Middlebury. Results Sophomore Sam Gill (Springfield, Ill.) had a big day for the Camels, posting wins in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle with respective times of 21.79 and 48.03 seconds and notched another Camel victory in the 100 yard butterfly (52.39 seconds). Senior All-American Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) posted winning times of 52.52 and 1:56.21 in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke for the Camels. Max Fabian (Keene, N.H.) checked in with wins in both the 200 and 500 yard freestyle in 1:48.19 and 4:47.87. Cameron Johnson (Westford, Mass.) chipped in with a time of 1:01.69 to take the 100 yard breaststroke. In the 200 yard medley relay, the Camel foursome comprised of Tim Walsh, Kirk Czelewicz (Lowell, Mass.), Sean Paquette (Middletown, R.I.) and Cameron Johnson cruised to victory in 1:37.43. In the women's action, the Camels had a pair of multiple event winners Saturday. Sophomore All-American Julia Pielock (Deerfield, Mass.) posted victories in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events with respective times of 25.19 seconds and 55.26 seconds. Esther Mehesz (Wethersfield, Conn.) contributed with winning times of 5:14.17 and 10:43.81 in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle for Connecticut College. Both teams will return to action Saturday, Dec. 3 to host the Coast Guard in the home opener.

November 19, 2011

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