Emma Waddell continued her impressive collegiate swimming career, winning two individual titles for Williams College at the New England Small College Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships over the weekend at Middlebury (Vermont) College.
The sophomore from Bangor won the 100-yard butterfly in a pool and meet-record time of 53.3 seconds and claimed the 100 freestyle in 50.3.
Waddell also swam the butterfly leg on Williams’ gold medal 200 medley and 400 medley relays with splits of 23.3 and 52.5, respectively. She added a 50.3 on the winning 400 free relay, which clocked a 3:26.3, and a meet and pool record 1:51 split as a member of the first-place 800 free relay team.
Waddell’s 200 individual medley time of 2:01.5 earned her a silver medal.
Williams won the championship, Amherst scored second and Bates College of Lewiston finished third.
Among the Bobcats’ scorers were former Messalonskee of Oakland standouts Kristy Prelgovisk, who finished third in the 50 breaststroke at 29.7, and older sister Lindsey Prelgovisk, a bronze medal winner in the 200 fly (2:04.7) who also was the fifth-place finisher in the 100 butterfly (55.7) and the 200 IM (2:04.8).
Cheverus swimmers eye college careers
According to coach Kevin Haley of the 2016 Class A champion Cheverus Stags, three of the team’s swimmers will compete collegiately in 2016-2017.
Kevin Kane and Michael O’Donovan will swim at Marist and Jacob Griffin will race for Providence.
Husson breaststroker qualifies for ECACs
Husson University swimmer Lara Sarette finished third recently in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08), fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.7, and fifth in the 50 breaststroke (31.6) and qualified for the ECACs set for the United States Naval Academy later this month.
Ploch boosts Colby Sawyer
Old Town’s Jameson Ploch, a junior at Colby Sawyer College, contributed to his team’s ninth-place finish in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championships. He scored points in the 100 IM, 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 free.