SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The No. 12 Amherst College men's swimming & diving team claimed victories in all 13 swimming events and secured 12 top-three sweeps, as the Mammoths cruised past Union College 214-65, Saturday afternoon at the David Breazzano '78 Fitness Center.
With the win, Amherst improves to 4-0 in dual meet action this season. The Mammoths return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 6 when they host archrival Williams beginning at 4 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Tristan So '21, Eric Wong '20, Sean Mebust '20 and Jack Koravos '20 edged the competition in the 200 yard freestyle relay to open the meet, clocking a time of 1:27.07 to place first overall and put 11 points on the board for the Mammoths.
- In the 1650 yard free, Ang Li '21 earned a 17:08.45 mark to lead the pack, while Craig Smith '20 posted a time of 24.32 seconds in the backstroke to take the gold.
- Elijah Spiro '18 secured the top spot in the 50 yard breaststroke with a 26.26 mark before John Janezich '18 logged a 100 yard butterfly best time of 52.60 seconds.
- In the 50 yard freestyle, Koravos secured first place with a 21.74 second mark, while Bobby Meyer added a victory in the 100 yard freestyle, touching the wall in 48.91 seconds.
- Bennett Fagan '21 placed second overall in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events with scores of 283.50 and 295.95 points, respectively.
- In the 100 yard backstroke, Amherst had three swimmers finish within half a second of each other, with Jack Fergus '20 narrowly earning the win behind a 54.34 second mark.
- Spiro clinched his second win of the meet in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 58.17 seconds, while Wong won his first individual race of the day with a 4:47.49 mark in the 500 yard freestyle.
- The Mammoths added nine more points to the board in the 50 yard butterfly, with So taking gold (23.46 seconds) before Josh Chen '19 downed the competition in the 100 yard IM with a time of 53.89 seconds.
- The quartet of Koravos, Li, Charles Seltzer '19 and Wong closed out the meet strong in the 800 yard freestyle relay, clocking a time of 7:06.61 to claim Amherst's 13th victory and push the Mammoths to 214 total points.