Men's Swimming & Diving

38 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES 19 INDIVIDUAL NCAA CHAMPIONS NATIONAL RANKING: T-11th

Spiro, Wong Highlight Day One at NESCAC Championship

Spiro, Wong Highlight Day One at NESCAC Championship

NESCAC CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL 

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. –  Elijah Spiro '18 and Eric Wong '20 captured the NESCAC title in their respective events as the No. 11 Amherst College men's swimming & diving team sits in second place with 547 points following day one action at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Wesleyan University in the Wesleyan Natatorium. 

THE BASICS – TOP 5  

1. Williams (643 points)
2. Amherst (547 points)
3. Tufts (542 points)
4. Connecticut College (499.5 points)
5. Bates (333.5 points) 

DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Elijah Spiro '18 captured the NESCAC title in the 50-yard breaststroke, setting the pool record with an impressive time of 24.95.
  • Eric Wong '20 continued his stellar rookie campaign, claiming the NESCAC crown in the 500-yard freestyle event with a NCAA 'B' Cut mark of 4:33.15. Connor Haley '17 touched the wall second for the Purple & White with a time of 4:34.84.
  • In the 50-yard freestyle, Jack Koravos '20 powered to second place, clocking a NCAA 'B' Cut time of 20.66 and narrowly missing first place by .18.
  • Craig Smith '20, Sean Mebust '20, Sam Spurrell '18, and Alex Dreisbach '17 capped day one action with a third place finish behind a NCAA 'B' Cut time of 3:20.41. 

UP NEXT

  • The Purple & White return to the pool tomorrow, Feb. 18 with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. followed by finals at 6 p.m.

AMHERST DAY ONE RESULTS (Only listed if Top 8)

* NCAA 'A' Cut
^ NCAA 'B' Cut
# Meet Record
% Pool Record
@ Amherst Record

200-Yard Freestyle Relay

Jack Koravos '20, Reed Patterson '17, Eric Wong '20, Alex Dreisbach '17 – 4th (1:23.23)

50-Yard Breaststroke

Elijah Spiro '18 – 1st (24.95) %
Josh Chen '19 – 5th (25.93)
Justin Lee '18 – 7th (26.39)

50-Yard Butterfly

Reed Patterson '17 - 6th (22.69)
Sam Spurrell '18 – Tie 7th (22.79)

500-Yard Freestyle

Eric Wong '20 – 1st (4:33.15) ^
Connor Haley '17 – 2nd (4:34.84)

50-Yard Backstroke

Craig Smith '20 – 7th (23.92)

200-Yard IM

Charles Seltzer '19 – 7th (1:53.80)

50-Yard Freestyle

Jack Koravos '20 – 2nd (20.66) ^

400-Yard Medley

Craig Smith '20, Sean Mebust '20, Sam Spurrell '18, Alex Dreisbach '17 – 3rd (3:20.41) ^