BRUNSWICK, Maine – Elijah Spiro '18 and the 200 yard medley relay quartet each set new pool records to clinch two gold medals for the Mammoths as the Amherst College men's swimming & diving team sit within 116.5 points of first place at the end of NESCAC Championship day two action at LeRoy Greason Pool on the campus of Bowdoin College.
DAY TWO RUNDOWN
- TOP-THREE: Tufts (1173), Williams (1161), Amherst (1056.5)
- EVENTS: 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 back, 800 free relay, 1000 free
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Starting the finals heats off with victory, the quartet of Craig Smith '20, Spiro, Sam Spurrell '18 and Jack Koravos '20 clocked a pool record time of 1:29.84 to take gold in the 200 yard medley relay, while the combination of Jack Fergus '20, Josh Chen '19, John Janezich '18 and Tristan So '21 placed 12th overall with a 1:31.82 mark.
- Nathan Ives '18 led the Mammoths in the 1000 yard freestyle, touching the wall in 9:38.21 to place eighth overall. Flanagan Waldherr '21 took 12th in the event with a time of 9:46.66.
- Amherst had two swimmers in the 400 yard IM consolation finals, with Brandon Wang '20 adding 14 points to the board with a 13th place finish (4:07.37) and Adi Arifovic '21 earning 15th overall (4:08.77)
- Koravos and Spurrell clinched second and fourth in the 100 yard butterfly, with Koravos logging a time of 48.77 seconds to take silver and Spurrell swimming to a 49.40 mark to earn fourth.
- In the 200 yard freestyle, Charlie Seltzer '19 registered a fourth place finish with a time of 1:40.42, while Eric Wong '20 took eighth place with a 1:41.98 mark.
- Dominating the 100 yard breaststroke, Amherst swept the top-four spots. Registering his second individual win and pool record of the Championship, Spiro clocked a time of 55.38 seconds to earn first overall, while Chen and Chris Quinones '19 claimed the silver and bronze with time of 56.11 seconds and 56.15 seconds, respectively. Sean Mebust '20 was the final Mammoth to touch the wall, clocking a 56.53 mark to place fourth overall.
- Smith paced Amherst in the 100 yard backstroke with a fourth place finish (49.99 seconds) while Ang Li '21 took fifth (50.46 seconds).
- Amherst finished off day two action with a third place finish in the 800 yard freestyle relay, with Li, Wong, Mebust and Seltzer recording a time of 6:47.69 to secure the bronze.