BRUNSWICK, Maine- The University of Maine swimming and diving teams competed in a dual meet against Bowdoin College on Saturday Jan. 18th to kick off 2014. Junior Naja Harvey (Orono, Minn.) earned two first place finishes and Senior Lauren Dwyer (Orono, Maine) added two wins for the women along with Emily Buczkowski (Woolwich, Maine). On the men's side John Mcleod (Wiscasset, Maine) added a win, along with teammates Sergey Terrio (Oakand, Maine) and Connor Devers. (North Attleboro, Mass.)
Kayla Merchant (Sebec, Maine) started off the meet with a win in the 400 yard IM at (4:59.49) followed by Katie-Jean Hinckley (Propect, Conn.) in second with a time of (5:01.52). Harvey touched for a win in the 200 yard freestyle (1:58.92) followed by teammates Taylor Sharp (Burlington, Ontario) in second (1:59.87) and Katerina Mosquera-Cardi in third (2:00.99).
Harvey and Sharp teamed up again for a one, two finish in the 500 yard freestyle. Harvey touched for first at (5:15.09) and Sharp placed second at (5:20.48).
Emily Buczkowski earned two first place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke at (1:03.69) Shannon Bender nabbed a second place finish at (1:03.71). Buczkowski also won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of (2:16.05). Courtney Norman (Pointe-Clarie, Quebec) placed second (2:17.47) followed by Rebecca Bonnett (Bath, Maine) in third (2:22.28).
Kailey Dowd (Mendon, Mass.) paced the 200-yard butterfly with a first place finish at (2:19.28). Dwyer won the 50-yard freestyle at (24.63) followed by teammate Tessa Lindsley (Bath, Maine) in second (25.93). Dwyer took a win in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.19) and Courtney Mellish (Barrie, Ontario) touched for third place (1:04.21)
Devers added a win in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of (2:23.54). Devers also touched for third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.60) behind Ryan Fahey (Quincy, Mass.) who grabbed a second place finish with a time of (1:02.57).
Cameron Dwyer (Orono, Maine) and John Carlucci (Danbury, Conn.) had strong finished for the men. Dwyer earned a third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (56.04). Carlucci touched for third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.07) and also grabbed a second place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.98) Fahey touched for third with a time of (4:58.25).
Maine continues their season with the Dartmouth Invitational on Jan 24th.