Mammoths Record Two 8th Place Finishers at NCAA Championships

Mammoths Record Two 8th Place Finishers at NCAA Championships

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Amherst men's swimming and diving noted two top-eight performances on the third day of the 2019 NCAA Championship when the team of Craig Smith '20, Sean Mebust '20, Jack Koravos '20, and Scott Romeyn '22 finished in eighth place in the 400 Medley Relay while Bennett Fagan '20 claimed eighth as well on the 1-meter board.

The 400-yard medley relay team of Craig Smith '20, Sean Mebust '20, Jack Koravos '20, and Scott Romeyn '22 notched a championship final appearance after their seventh-place finish in the preliminary (3:16.64), earning All-American selections. The squad finished eighth overall after falling nearly a second back in the championship final from their opening mark with a time of 3:17.49.

Bennett Fagan '20 was a top-eight entry, and an All-American selection, on the 1-meter board when he posted a score of 470.80 (eighth place) to lead the Mammoths in the opening diving competition. Tom Amsbry '22 fell a few spots back from making the championship final, finishing 12th with a score of 435.05 in the consolation final.

Scott Romeyn '22, Jack Koravos '20, Tristan So '21, and Eric Wong '20 got things started inittially for the Mammoths on day two when they touched the wall with 1:22.45 for 12th place in the preliminary swim of the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team went on to finish in 14th place in the consolation finals with a time of 1:22.61 for an honorable All-American nod.

Koravos continued his top-16 day when he took on the 100-yard butterfly. He posted a 48.99 finish in the consolation final to secure 16th place and an honorable All-American nod. Romeyn (1:41.29) and Seltzer (1:41.58) fell a few spots back in the 200-yard freestyle, placing 27th and 30th respectively.

Amherst jumped two spots on the overall leaderboard on day two and currently sit in ninth place with 72 points. Denison leads the pack with a score of 305.50 while Kenyon follows behind with 272 in second place. Day three starts with the preliminary swims at 10:00 AM, followed by the finals at 6:00 PM of the following events:

200-yard Butterfly
100-yard Backstroke
100-yard Breaststroke
800-yard Freestyle Relay