Swimmers end regular season

by Richard Petty | 2/12/97 6:00am

The Big Green swimmers finished up their regular season this weekend as the women (6-8) lost to Yale, 176-119, and the men lost to Yale, Harvard, and Cornell to finish the season 2-9 overall, 0-7 Ivy.

At New Haven, the men sprinted out to an early lead behind victories by Jon Kenyon '97 and Dan Concannon '00. Kenyon won the 100 backstroke in 53.10 and Concannon took the 100 breaststroke in 59.81.

But with 21 freshmen in their ranks, Yale quickly overcame the Big Green's 17 swimmers and divers as the Eli's triumphed 153-114.

Michael Hooper '99 swam a season best 4:09.76 to win the 400 IM. Toby Hays '99 recovered from a failed dive on the one-meter to win the three-meter competition with 280.50 points.

Hooper returned to win the 200 backstroke in 1:57.96, swimming the event for only the second time this season. Concannon also won the 200 breaststroke in 2:10.39.

The women faced an undefeated Yale team this weekend. Despite a number of season-best times, the Eli's quickly moved ahead of the Big Green.

Andrea Hill '97 won the 400 IM in 4:38.62. Christina Dam '00 took the 200 IM in 2:16.67 and Karen Anderson '99 won the 500 freestyle in 5:10.71. Courtney DuBois '99 finished a successful season by winning the one meter competition against the Eli's.

Against Harvard and Cornell, the men's team came out flat. The 400 medley relay team of Kenyon, Concannon, Geoff Walford '99 and Adam Bovill '00 finished eighth overall and the Big Green had to wait until the sixth event to post a victory.

On the diving board, Hays overcame strong competition from Harvard's De La Cruz to win the one-meter in 275.50. On the three-meter, Hays easily outdove the competition with a 304.30 victory.

Mark Devlin '98 came up with a third-place finish on the three meter board, scoring 254.20 points.

The women's next meet is the Eastern Championships starting February 20th at Princeton. The men will travel to Princeton for Easterns starting February 27th.