GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Amherst men's swimming and diving finished ninth overall in the 2019 NCAA Championship after concluding day four with three Mammoths inside the top-8 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Craig Smith '20 opened the top performances for Amherst with a seventh place finish in the 200-yard backstroke. Smith swam the first leg in 24.96 seconds, touching the wall to conclude the event with a time of 1:48.60.
Sean Mebust '20 also landed inside the top-eight, receiving an All-American selection after shaving nearly one-fifth of a second off of his preliminary time to place fifth in the nation with a time of 1:58.92.
Bennett Fagan '20 concluded the diving events for the men's side after placing three spots higher than his finish on the 3-meter board, recording a score of 531.80 in the 1-meter diving (Fifth Place).
The Mammoths also saw two advances into the consolation finals through the likes of Scott Romeyn '22 and the 400-yard Freestyle Relay team of Romeyn, Jack Koravos '20, Eric Wong '20, and Charles Seltzer '19. Romeyn opened his individual performance on the day securing another honorable All-American bid with a time of 45.08 seconds, tying for 15th place in the 100-yard freestyle. The squad of Koravos, Wong, Seltzer, and Romeyn finished 11th with a time of 3:01.47 in the consolation final.
Amherst caps off their season in ninth place at this year's NCAA Championship and with an overall record of 7-1.