CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 11th ranked Amherst College men's swimming and diving team suffered their first loss of the year on Saturday afternoon, suffering a 189-111 defeated to fifth ranked MIT at the Al' 51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
Amherst still boasts a 6-1 record on the season and will swim against Springfield College on the road tomorrow afternoon in their final tune-up before NESCAC championships.
How It Happened
- MIT got off to a fast start by taking the top two places in the 200-Yard medley relay. The Amherst team of Craig Smith '20, Jack Koravos '20, Sean Mebust '20 and Scott Romeyn '22 salvaged a third-place showing in 1:32.92 to get Amherst on the board.
- Austin Lee '22 led the Amherst trio that went 2-3-4 in the 1,000 yard free. Lee completed the event in 9:49.76, followed by Flanagan Waldherr '21 and Brandon Wang '20 after Josh Graves captured the victory for the Engineers.
- MIT also claimed the win in the 200 yard freestyle, though again Amherst picked up second (Tristan So '21) and third (Eric Wong '20) places.
- Smith claimed the first event win of the day for Amherst, taking the 100-yard Backstroke in a time of 51.29. Behind him was Kou Li '21, who earned second place points for Amherst (51.45).
- Mebust made it back-to-back event victories for the Mammoths. He took the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.19.
- MIT went 1-2-3 in the 200 yard butterfly, and snagged four of the five top spots in the 50-yard free. Samuel Ubellacker won the event in 20.82, though Romeyn navigated his way to a second place finish in 21.01.
- Bennett Fagan '20 placed third in the 3-meter diving event, followed one place later by Tom Amsbry '22. Amsbry took a third place finish on the 1-meter board, with Fagan taking sixth in that discipline.
- Smith snagged his second win of the day with the top spot in the 200-yard backstroke. He swam the event in 1:51.15.
- Once again, Mebust went back to back with Smith when he won the 200-yard breaststroke.
- Amherst also got a win from Wong in the 500-yard freestyle. Wong was also on the 400-yard freestyle relay team that included Romeyn, Li and Koravos, finishing second in the final event of the day.