Published March 23. 2013 4:00AM
Shenandoah, Texas - Connecticut College junior Sam Gill placed third in the 100 yard backstroke Friday at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
The finish earned Gill All-America status for the second day in a row. Gill's time was in the backstroke was 48.65 with Dylan Davis of Johns Hopkins University winning with a time of 48.62. Gill was third in the 100 butterfly Thursday.
Coast Guard's Christian Brindamour broke the school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.81. Brindamour, a sophomore, broke the old record of 52.01 set by Tim Berry in 2008 and finished 33rd in the event.
On Wednesday, Brindamour was 13th of the 50 swimmers as he posted a time of 20.46 in the 50 freestyle. He owns the Coast Guard school record of 20.33 which he set at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships this season. He will compete in the 100 freestyle event today.
• Taftville's Alexandra Blanchette hit a two-run single and scored twice as Mitchell routed Regis, Mass., 9-1, in the second game of its doubleheader. Old Lyme's Kaisea Caramante pitched a three-hitter with an earned run for the Mariners (2-8) and Ariel Hallisey went 2-for-3 and scored. Also, Waterford's Shelby Patton doubled and scored.
In the first game, Haley Fountain pitched a three-hitter with four strikeouts and an unearned run and scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the first inning to give Regis a 2-1 win. Waterford's Emily Morenzoni went 2-for-2 and scored for Mitchell.
• Emily Whicker scored four goals to lead Williams College to an 11-7 win over Connecticut College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game at Clermont, Florida. Bri Miller scored three goals and Taylor Thomas scored twice for Conn (2-4, 0-4).
• Senior Nate Toll pitched six innings without allowing an earned run while classmate Ed Sella's three-run double highlighted a four-run seventh inning to lead Coast Guard to its 8-6 win over WPI in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game.
Toll allowed seven hits and three unearned runs while walking two and striking out five for the Bears (7-4, 2-1). Also, Dan Sabourin had two hits and scored and Sella went 2-for-3 and scored.
D.J. Ouellette went 4-for-5, including a double, with two runs and an RBI for the Engineers (5-10, 1-3).
• UConn opened its Big East schedule with a 5-2 loss at Georgetown. Bobby Melley had three hits and Billy Ferriter had two hits for UConn (11-7, 0-1).
Women's water polo
• A pair of Connecticut College players were honored by the Collegiate Water Polo Association. Sophomore Nicky Jasbon was named the Division III player of the week, after scoring 12 goals in four games, and freshman Kelsey Millward was named the Division III rookie of the week, scoring 11 goals in six games.