ORONO, Maine, November 11. THE University of Maine men's and women's swimming and diving teams picked up wins over the University of New Brunswick on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Pool. The men won 104-64 and the women posted a 121-55 win. Tal Shpaizer, Jessie Ellis-Alcaide and Meaghann Fisher had two first place finishes each for the women, while Nathan Richard won three individual events for the men.
In the women's meet, Maine got things started with a win in the 200 meter medley relay. Adi Levy (Givatayim, Israel) won the 800 meter free with a time of 9:32.92 and Maegan Batson (Ellsworth, Maine) was second in 10:17.53. In the 50 meter breast, Megan McLean (Walpole, Mass.) was second in 36.43. McLean was also second in the 100 breast in 1:20.26 and second in the 200 breast in 2:53.88. Mimi Chovanec (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) took first place in the 200 meter free in 2:13.15 and Sarah Holmsten (Red Wing, Minn.) was second in 2:14.92. Maine took the top two spots in the 50 meter fly as Tal Shpaizer (Shoham, Israel) was first in 30.68 and Nissa Marione (Wiscasset, Maine) was second in 33.10. Megan Wolters (Cleveland, Miss.) won the 100 meter back in 1:08.45. Meaghann Fisher (Carmel, Ind.) was first in the 200 butterfly in 2:30.59 and Kiki O'Donnell (Hampden, Maine) was second in 2:31.41.
The Black Bears swept the top spots in the 50 meter free, led by Jessie Ellis-Alcaide (Harpswell, Maine) in first in 27.20 and Lauren Viles (Oakland, Maine) second in 28.79. Jessie Ellis-Alcaide added a first place finish in the 100 meter free in 1:00.90 and Colleen Miller (Missoula, Mont.) was second in 1:01.18. In the 200 meter back, Tal Shpaizer was first in 2:25.48 and Mimi Chovanec was second in 2:29.95. Maine was also strong in the 400 free, led by Megan Wolters in first place in 4:42.20 and Kiki O'Donnell in second in 4:46.69. Tal Shpaizer was also second in the 50 back in 32.22. In the 100 meter butterfly, Maine once again took the top spots, led by Meaghann Fisher in 1:08.97 and Nissa Marione in 1:12.96. Mackenzie Grobmyer (Charlottesville, Va.) was first in the 200 meter IM, followed by Sarah Holmsten in 2:38.37. The Black Bears ended the day with a win in the 200 meter free relay.
For the men, Maine was second in the 200 meter medley relay. In the 800 meter free, Brendan Amy (South Portland, Maine) was second in 9:27.48. Tyler Isherwod (Holden, Maine) was second in the 50 meter breast, while Nathan Richard (Vergennes, Vt.) was first in the 50 fly in 27.21. In the 200 meter free, Eric Palmer (Bangor, Maine) took first place in 2:07.13 and Jamison Young (Richboro, Pa.) was second in 2:08.90. Cully Wakelin (Biddeford, Maine) was second in the 100 meter backstroke in 1:05.29. In the 100 meter breast, Chris Card (West Bath, Maine) was first in 1:07.25 and Card was also first in the 50 meter back in 29.91. Brian Smith (Scarborough, Maine) was second in the 200 meter butterfly in 2:36.36. Nathan Richard added a first place finish in the 50 meter free in 24.64 and another first in the 200 meter breast in 2:28.32. Maine swept the top spots in the 100 meter free, as Cully Wakelin was first in 56.83 and Mike Goede (Omaha, Neb.) was scond in 56.88. In the 200 meter back, Tyler Isherwood was first in 2:27.92 and Brendan Amy was second in 2:27.94. Jamison Young was second in the 400 free in 4:41.04, while David LaMarche (Newtown, Conn.) was second in the 100 meter butterfly. Eric Palmer added a first place in the 200 meter IM in 2:27.80 and Brock Libby (Skowhegan, Maine) was second in 2:31.98. Maine wrapped up the meet with a win in the 200 meter free relay.