Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College Bantams posted first-place finishers in 11 of the first 12 races to hand the visiting Clark University Cougars a 183-107 loss in women’s swimming and diving action this evening at Trinity Natatorium. The Bantams collect their first dual-meet win of the year to improve to 1-4, and will visit Vassar in a tri-meet with Mount Holyoke tomorrow at 1 p.m. First-years Nicole Cannon (Thornton, Pa.) and Samantha McStocker (Weston, Conn.) made up half of Trinity’s first-place foursome in the 200-yard medley relay to start the meet and both won two individual races as well.
Trinity’s winning time of 1:54.76 in the 200-yard medley relay, was more than six seconds faster than the second-place group from Clark. Cannon, McStocker, and sophomore Julia Albino (Southbury, Conn.) and Nina Tzianabos (Reading, Mass.) made up the quartet that helped the Bantams to a 13-4 after one event, and the home team kept its commanding lead the entire night. Trinity rookie Kaherine Greer (Summit, N.J.) followed with a first-place time of 11:29.34 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and Bantams went on to win the next four races before a winning time of 26.05 by Clark junior Amelia Muratori (Southbury, Conn.) was just .04 seconds faster than Tzianabos’ time in the 50-yard sprint. Trinity freshman diver Lia Urban-Spillane (Rochester, N.Y.) posted a winning score of 235.20 to highlight a 1-2-3 Bantam finish off the one-meter board, and Trinity rattled off the first-place finishes in the next four races. Trinity led, 183-76, after another diving sweep off the three-meter board, and swam only exhibitions in the last two events.
Cannon won both the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke races and McStocker won the freestyle at both 100 and 200 yards. Fellow first-year Grace Gorman (Sudbury, Mass.) added winning times in the 50- and 100-yard backstroke, while sophomores Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) and Katrina Trentos (Wilton, Conn.) won the 100-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle, respectively, for Trinity. Urban-Spillane won both diving events with a score of 226.95 off the three-meter board.