Former Maine interscholastic swimmers Emma Waddell and Lindsey Prelgovisk have recorded the two fastest 100-yard butterfly times this season in the 11-school New England Small College Athletic Conference, a conference with a long tradition of swimming excellence.
Bangor’s Waddell, a sophomore at Williams College, leads the field at 56.57 seconds, and Messalonskee product Prelgovisk, a senior at Bates College in Lewiston, has swum a 56.59.
Bates swimming and diving teams won the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin title with Friday’s wins over Bowdoin College of Brunswick and Saturday’s victories against Colby.
The Bobcat men’s 121-120 win in Brunswick followed a first/third finish in the final event, 200 free relay. Bates touched in 1:27.2 and Bowdoin 1:27.5 to finish first, and the Bobcats also nabbed third.
Among the meet’s impressive swims was a 1:43.8 200 freestyle from Polar Bear freshman Karl Sarier. Windham’s Joe Paluso collected two wins for Colby against Bates in the 1,000 free (10:13) and the 500 free (4:55.3).
Husson University swimmers Lara Sarette and Grant Gerber have combined to set nine school records for the Eagles this season.
Sarette, a transfer from the University of Maine, has established standards in the 50-yard breaststroke (31.3), 100 breaststroke (1:08.1) and the 200 breaststroke ( 2:32.6).
Gerber, a junior from Portland, has records in the 50 free (22.7), 100 free (49.9), 50 breaststroke (29.4), 100 breaststroke (1:04.1), 200 breaststroke (2:31.7), 100 individual medley (1:02.7) and 200 IM (2:17.2).
Falmouth’s Nicole Mancini, an All-America diver at Bentley University and school record holder in both the one- and three-meter competition for six- and 11-dive competitions, added to her achievements in her team’s win against St. Michael’s.
The former Maine champion totaled 308.17 points for six dives in the 1-meter and 322.88 in the 3-meter, breaking her previous marks.
The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, in addition to recognizing All-America swimmers and divers, recognizes Academic All-Americans.
To be considered for an Academic All-American honor, the swimmer or diver must be a senior, have earned a varsity letter, and achieved a grade point average of a 3.75 on a 4-point scale or a 93.7 average out of 100 for seven semesters and 11 trimesters.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was corrected to reflect the accurate times for Waddell and Prelgovisk in the 100-yard butterfly.