James Wells and his Indiana University teammates defeated Iowa and Ohio State recently. The Morse High of Bath graduate finished first in the 100 backstroke in the Hoosiers’ victory with a
time of 47.6 seconds.
Wells also finished fourth in the 200 backstroke at 1:47.5. Actually, the junior closed on the field on the final 50 of the 200, recording the fastest split by three tenths of a second at 26.8. Wells, who also races the 50 free, is ranked 28th in the nation in NCAA Division I.
Mainers spark UMaine
Caleb Hoffman, Sergey Terrio, and Matt England combined to win six events for the University of Maine Black Bears in their recent win over Providence College. Hoffman, who swam at Waterville High, Terrio, who swam at Messalonskee, and England, a Bangor High graduate, dominated the stroke events.
Hoffman won the 100 and 200 breaststroke (1:03.2, 2:17.9), Terrio won the 100 and 200 butterfly (54.2, 1:59.8) while England claimed the 100 and 200 back. (54.3, 2:01.6).
For the Maine women, Lauren Dwyer of Orono won the 100 backstroke (1:02.2) and Emily Buczkowski of Woolwich zipped to a win in the 50 free at 25.1.
— Bentley’s Nicole Mancini of Falmouth set school and pool records in 1- and 3-meter diving in competition against Keene State. Jessica Hodson of Brewer won two events in Bentley’s loss to Keene State. The senior won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.6) and the 200 breaststroke in 2:19.
— Husson University’s Martina Bosse of Brewer set 1-meter diving records in the Eagles’ home meet Saturday against Rhode Island College. Her record of 191.5 points for six dives and her five-dive total of 152.9 points set the new school standard. Bosse will compete in New England
Intercollegiate Championships later this season.
— In the Colby vs. Bates men’s meet, Colby’s Vincent Galea displayed his freestyle versatility, winning the 50 free (22.0), the 100 free (47.9) and the 200 free (1:45.9). The Bobcats defeated Colby.
— Katie Anderson, the granddaughter of veteran Eastern Maine basketball and baseball official Bruce Anderson, is ranked 10th nationally in the NCAA Division III backstroke. Anderson swims for Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. The freshman from San Diego has recorded a 2:03.2 backstroke. Her father, David Anderson, swam for Brewer High.