Hall breaks team 400 IM record as Bates men's swim team remains in sixth place at NESCACs

First-year Andrew Hall set the Bates men's 400-yard individual medley record at the NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships on Feb. 23, 2019. (Brewster Burns for Bates College)

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- One more team record fell as the Bates men's swimming and diving team held on to sixth place Saturday at the NESCAC Championships, with one day remaining in the meet.

Highlight for the Bobcats on Saturday included:

  • Junior Matthew Charest (Lewiston, Maine) placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a championship final time of 56.69 seconds, after posting a morning trial time of 56.68.
  • First-year Andrew Hall (Little Silver, N.J.) finished sixth in the 400-yard individual medley championship finals, with a team record time of 4:02.75. With his morning trial time of 4:04.02, Hall broke the former team record time of 4:05.68 set by current junior Alexander Ignatov (Trumbull, Conn.) one year ago.
  • Bates placed sixth in the 200 medley relay, with first-year Calvin Tuttle (Columbia, Md.), Charest, Hall and junior Tanner Fuller (Wellington, Fla.) timing in at 1:32.96.
  • Senior Alex Bedard (Amherst, N.H.) placed seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke, with a time of 56.72 seconds.
  • First-year Jack Johnson (Brewster, Mass.) placed 11th in the 400 IM, with a time of 4:03.98 in the consolation final that bested the aforementioned team record now owned by Hall.
  • Fuller placed 10th in the 200 free, in a time of 1:40.93.

Bates has scored 623 points, sixth-most out of 11 teams thus far. The Bobcats are only 22 points behind fifth-place Colby and 19.5 points ahead of seventh-place Connecticut College.The meet concludes Sunday with sessions at 10am and 5:30pm. Events will include the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1,650 freestyle, and 3-meter diving.