Vermont vs. Lehigh

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, November 11. TWO wins each by freshmen Kate Weaver (South Burlington, Vt.) and Renee Gliddon (Acton, Mass.), and sophomore Molly MacMillan (Doylestown, Pa.) helped lead the University of Vermont swimming and diving team to a 149-92 win on the road over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon. The Catamounts improve to 4-5 with the win, as they went 2-1 on the weekend.

"Overall we had a great day and I am pleased how we swam coming back after also competing yesterday," said Vermont head coach Gerry Cournoyer. "Lehigh came out and won the first two events but we bounced back well to earn the victory as we now have a week off before a conference meet at Maine."

Weaver continued her stellar freshman season by winning both the 200 IM in 2:11.81 and led the Cats to a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 breaststroke with a new Lehigh pool record time of 2:04.56. The old mark was 2:06.91.

Vermont took the top two spots in the 200 freestyle led by MacMillan (1:57.78) and she was followed by classmate Colleen Clark (Unionville, Conn.) in second. MacMillan earned her second victory of the day in the 500 free (5:09.25).

Gliddon swept the two diving events with score of 206.62 in the three-meter and 214.80 in the one- meter.

Vermont took the top three spots in the 100 free, led by Clark who won it in 54.45. She was followed by junior Rachel Kent (Mystic, Conn.) and freshman Alexis Smith (Washington, D.C.). Also winning for the Catamounts was senior Nicole Underhill (South Burlington, Vt.) in the 200 butterfly (2:13.91) and Kent in the 50 freestyle (25.56).

UVM wrapped up the meet by winning the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:42.67, with a team comprised of Kent, sophomore Blayne Knapp (Glens Falls, N.Y.), Smith and junior Lauren Anderson (Essex, Vt.).

Vermont returns to action next Sunday when the Catamounts travel to face America East rival Maine starting at 12:00pm.

Special thanks to Vermont for contributing this report.

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