Posted: Jan 27, 2019
WATERVILLE, Maine -- The first-year duo of Hannah Griffin and Addie Paige combined for six individual wins for the Colby College women's swimming and diving team in a 183-117 victory over Trinity College on Senior Day.
Mule seniors Georganna Benedetto (pictured), Alicia Elliott, Olivia Hammer-Grant, Madi Keohane, Katherine King, and Abigail Taylor-Roth competed Sunday for the final time at the Colby Swimming Pool.
"Both our men and women had two very good meets this weekend on the boards and in the pool. It's exciting to see our momentum building as we approach NESCACs," Colby head coach Tom Burton said. "We had so many season-bests and non-rested bests. Of course, it is fantastic to see school records being broken and national qualifying standards being achieved during dual meets. But the real achievement is the collective and sustained effort and the focus both teams are bringing to the pool every day in meets and to their training."
Griffin earned wins in the 200 freestyle (1:59.40), 200 backstroke (2:13.08), and 200 individual medley (2:15.10). Paige swam to victories in the 200 butterfly (2:14.57), the 100 freestyle (55.97), and the 100 butterfly (1:00.71).
Lacey Wright also had a fine day after capturing the 1,650 freestyle (18:18.00) and the 500 freestyle (5:26.14).
Hammer-Grant was an individual winner in the 50 freestyle (24.97) and helped two relay teams to victories. She swam the anchor leg for the 200 medley relay team (1:53.87) of Hannah McGrath, Katie Tuohy, and Paige. Hammer-Grant also teamed with Tess White, Benedetto, and Tuohy to take the 400 freestyle relay in 3:42.64.
McGrath had the other victory for the Mules, taking the 100 backstroke in 1:02.44.
Colby swims at Bowdoin in the final dual meet Saturday at noon. The Mules then compete in the NESCAC meet from February 14-17 at Wesleyan.