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Camel Men Finish Sixth at NESCAC Championship Troy Honored with Four-Year High Point Award

Pat Troy ´10
Pat Troy ´10
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men´s swimming and diving team competed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship at Williams College this past weekend. Senior Pat Troy (Bradford, N.H.) was awarded with the Four-Year High Point Swimmer award for the Camels, who placed sixth at the Championship with a score of 729.5 points. Williams College claimed its ninth conference crown on Sunday evening, taking the 2010 NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships with 1,937.5 points. Tufts finished as the runner-up to the Ephs for the third-straight year with 1,452.5 points. Rounding out the top five were Amherst (1,352), Middlebury (1,029.5) and Hamilton (757). Four Camel men garnered All-Conference accolades at the Championship, joining the four women who were named All-NESCAC at Middlebury College last week. Troy placed second in the 50 and 100 yard butterfly with respective times of 22.78 seconds and 49.81 seconds. The time in the 100 yard fly provisionally qualified him for the 2010 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship. Sophomore Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) placed second in the 50, 100, and 200 yard backstroke events with times of 23.94 seconds, 50.71 seconds and 1:51.25. Walsh provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship in both the 100 and 200 yard back. In the 200 yard free relay, Troy, Walsh, Brian Finnerty (Garden City, N.Y.) and Grant Moryan (Westfield, N.J.) posted a time of 1:23.35, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship in their second place finish for the Camels. The Connecticut College women's swimming and diving team scored 880 points to place sixth at the 2010 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship held at Middlebury College from Feb. 19-21. For the second straight year, Sarah Murphy (Williamsburg, Va.) qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. Murphy posted a time of 2:05.02 in the 200 yard butterfly to place fifth in the event. Murphy notched a time of 2:04.78 in the prelims, stamping her ticket to the 2010 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship that will take place in Minneapolis, Minn. from March 17-20. Sophomore Erika Fernandes (Westport, Mass.) garnered All-NESCAC honors in the 50 yard freestyle. Fernandes provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship for the Camels, placing second with a time of 24.13 seconds. In the 200 yard medley relay, Jessica Schanzer (Monterey, Calif.), Katie Karlson (Wayland, Mass.), Leigh Weymouth (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and Fernandes placed third with a time of 1:49.00, earning a spot on the All-NESCAC squad for Connecticut College.

March 2, 2010

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