Carter Kale and Colin Wright win again, helping Tribe to CAA swimming title

William and Mary's women overtook James Madison on the final day to win the Colonial Athletic Association meet championship in Christiansburg, and the Tribe men maintained their lead to take their third CAA title in a row.

W&M's men never gave up the lead over the four-day meet, outscoring runner-up Drexel 953.5 to 752. The Tribe won four of the five relays for the second straight year. Matt Crispino earned CAA Coach of the Year honors for the fourth straight season, according a vote by his peers.

Sophomore Carter Kale won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:20.04 for his second victory in two days, while his W&M freshman teammate Colin Wright won the 100 free in 43.77. Kale is a Lafayette graduate and Wright led Jamestown to a state title last season.

The Tribe women totaled 749.5 points over the four-day meet, followed by JMU at 700.5.

Tribe senior Jaimie Miller was named the Most Outstanding Women’s Swimmer by sweeping both freestyle events – the 50 and 100.

Bruton graduate and W&M senior Allie Christy helped the Tribe's comeback effort in the 200 breaststroke with a third-place finish, the 11th-fastest race in school history. W&M took three of the top-four spots in the event to pull ahead in the standings for the first time.

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