Posted: Feb 23, 2019
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Colby College men's swimming and diving team set three more school records, including an All-NESCAC performance by Ryan Bedell in the 1,000-yard freestyle Saturday at Middlebury College.
Bedell (pictured) broke his own school record with a time of 9:21.02 to beat the old mark (9:28.45) by more than seven seconds. Andrew Healy placed 16th in the 1,000 freestyle in 9:50.07.
Jack Macphee had the other individual school record by breaking Bedell's time in the 400 individual medley. Macphee placed 19th overall in a time of 4:12.16, but had a 4:09.41 in a preliminary race. Bedell had a 4:12.73 earlier this year.
The 200 medley relay team of Xander Geiersbach, Carter Garfield, Matt Jones, and Jacob Tower set a new school record of 1:32.83 and finished fifth overall. Geiersbach, Garfield, Jones, and John Blackburn had the old record of 1:33.40.
In the 'B' 200 medley race, the Mules took sixth in the race and were 17th overall in 1:34.71. Jake Guentherman, Zachary Bergman, Noah Schimanski, and Jacob Gray had a 1:34.71.
Geiersbach won the consolation final in taking ninth place in the 100 backstroke in 51.07 (50.99 prelim).
The Mules had four swimmers earn points in the top 24 in the 100 breaststroke. Bergman took 10th in 56.99, Gray finished 11th with a 57.27 (57.26 prelim), Garfield won the pre-consolation final in taking 17th place (56.79), and Max Babej took 21st in 58.29.
In the 200 freestyle, John Connors placed 16th in 1:45.38 (1:42.23 prelim) and teammate Wyatt Fritz was 22nd in 1:44.64 (1:44.61 prelim).
The Mules are in fifth place with 645 points heading into the final day of competition Sunday.