Men's swimming wins sixth straight behind Bedell, Losert

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Ryan Bedell set another pool record and diver Travers Losert had an NCAA provisional qualifying score for the Colby College men's swimming and diving team in a 196-94 victory against Trinity College on Senior Day.

The Mules (6-1 overall) won their sixth straight dual meet heading into Saturday's noon competition at Bowdoin College. With both teams beating Bates, the meet is for the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) title.
 
Mule seniors Carter Garfield, Losert (pictured), and Jacob Tower were competing at the Colby Swimming Pool for the final time.
 
"Both our men and women had two very good meets this weekend on the boards and in the pool. It's exciting to see our momentum building as we approach NESCACs," Colby head coach Tom Burton said. "We had so many season-bests and non-rested bests. Of course, it is fantastic to see school records being broken and national qualifying standards being achieved during dual meets. But the real achievement is the collective and sustained effort and the focus both teams are bringing to the pool every day in meets and to their training."    
Bedell, who broke the school record and pool record in the 400 individual medley in Saturday's meet with Wesleyan University, won the 500 freestyle with a pool record clocking of 4:44.68. 
 
Losert had a score of 280.10 points for his provisional national qualifying total on the 1-meter board. Losert also had 264.50 points in winning on the 3-meter board.
 
Xander Geiersbach had three wins and John Connors finished with two individual wins for the Mules. Geiersbach won the 100 backstroke (53.15), the 200 backstroke (1:55.13), and 200 individual medley (2:01.58). Connors took the 100 freestyle (48.59) and 200 freestyle (1:45.35).
 
The Mules also had wins from Noah Schimanski in the 100 butterfly (53.84), Max Babej with a 2:14.60 in the 200 breaststroke, Garfield in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.07), Darrel Choi in the 200 butterfly (1:57.80), and Andrew Healy in the long 1,650 freestyle (17:05.07).
 
Geiersbach, Garfield, Choi, and Connors teamed to win the 200 medley relay in 1:38.54. Connors and Garfield also joined forces with Jacob Gray and Zachary Bergman to take the 400 freestyle relay in 3:14.31.