Camel Men, Women Fall to Williams Fabian Sets School Record in 1000 Yard Freestyle for Men Karlson Wins Two Events for Camel Women

Rachel Bohn '14
Rachel Bohn '14
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.--The Connecticut College swimming and diving teams visited Williams College Saturday for an early season showdown of NESCAC powers. The Williams College women, winners of 11 consecutive NESCAC Championships, earned a 191-104 victory. In the men's action, the Camels dropped a 192-100 decision to the nine-time defending NESCAC Champs. Connecticut College junior Katie Karlson (Wayland, Mass.) triumphed in both the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke with respective times of 1:09.19 and 2:30.74. In the 50 yard freestyle, Julia Pielock (Deerfield, Mass.) triumphed with a time of 24.63 seconds. In the 200 yard freestyle relay, Erika Fernandes (Westport, Mass.), Rachel Bohn (Trumbull, Conn.), Katie Karlson and Julia Pielock teamed up for a victory in 1:42.45. In the men's action, freshman Max Fabian (Keene, N.H.) provided the major highlight by setting a school record in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 9:44.84 en route to a second place finish. Sophomore Sam Gill (Springfield, Ill.) triumphed in both the 100 yard backstroke (52.73 seconds) and the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 52.05 seconds. Senior Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) earned wins in the 50 yard freestyle and the 200 yard back with respective times of 21.80 seconds and 1:53.81. The Camel men posted a pair of victories in relay events. In the 200 yard medley relay, Sean Paquette (Middletown, R.I.), Cam Johnson (Westford, Mass.), Sam Gill and Tim Walsh triumphed in 1:36.98. Sam Gill, Patrick McGinnis (Middletown, R.I.), Cam Johnson and Tim Walsh posted a time of 1:27.26 to win the 200 yard free relay. The Camels will take a break from competition as they head into final exams. The teams will return to action Jan. 10 for their annual meeting with Grinnell College in Naples, Fla. -Camels-

December 11, 2011

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