GREENSBORO, N.C. – Scott Romeyn '22 lead the Amherst men's swimming and diving team on day one of the 2019 NCAA Championship with a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at the Greensboro Aquatic Center Wednesday evening.
After a 20.26 preliminary swim to place eighth overall, Romeyn secured his spot as an All-American and advanced to the championship final where he touched the wall with a time of 20.10 to take sixth overall in the 50-yard freestyle. New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe, Tufts University, held the individual national champion when Roger Gu received a time of 19.69 for the first place finish.
The team of Ang Li '21, Sean Mebust '20, Jack Koravos '20, and Romeyn received honorable All-American nods when they placed ninth in the 200-yard medley relay preliminaries with a stellar time of 1:30.53. The Mammoths shaved tenths of seconds off of their trial time (1:29.93) to notch tenth overall in the consolation final to conclude the squad's second top-10 performance on the day.
Rounding out Amherst's appearances on the day, Eric Wong '20 placed 32nd in the preliminary 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:39.68 while Koravos finished 27th in the 50-yard freestyle when he touched the wall with a time of 20.78 seconds.
Through the opening nine events on the first day of competition, the Amherst men's swimming and diving team sits in eleventh place with a 27 point mark. Denison leads the field with 136 points while Emory sits 31 points back in second (105).
Day two competition of the 2019 NCAA Championship will commence at 10:00 AM with the following preliminary events:
200-yard Freestyle Relay
400-yard Medley Relay