In a meet dominated by the home team, the Lawrence University Swim Team battled to second- and third-place finishes by the men’s and women’s teams, respectively, at the Wisconsin Private College Championships at Carthage College last Saturday. The men’s 200-yard medley team won its relay by nearly five seconds, finishing with a time of 1:42.94. Mac Watson anchored the team and rounded out the firstplace finish with a leg of only 23.18 seconds. The other members of the team were Peter Brengel, Tom Smith and Nate Kontny. Watson also finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:08.05. Brengel narrowly missed winning the 100-yard backstroke, finishing with a time of 56.71, just three-tenths of a second behind Patrick Duvall of Beloit College. Carthage ran away with the meet, finishing with 308 points to second-place Lawrence’s 95. For the women, Julia Heller won the 200-yard freestyle by twotenths of a second, finishing with a time of 2:03.70. Heller also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.61. Rebecca Hamlyn placed second in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly. Kelsey Gray won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:29.07 and finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 19:35.78. The 800-yard freestyle team composed of Kelsey Gray, Sarah Bostrom, Jenna Budde and Rebecca Hamlyn ran away with the competition with a time of 8:47.73, nearly eighteen full seconds ahead of the second place team from Carroll University. The Vikings next hit the pool at the Midwest Conference Championships, held February 12-14 at the Buchanan-Kiewit Recreation Center.