January 24, 2010

Men's Swimming and Diving Remains Unbeaten with Win over Tufts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Saturday, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Medford, Mass. to face off against the Jumbos of Tufts University in a non-conference dual meet. The nationally-ranked Engineers dominated the meet, winning all but three events as they cruised to a 168-127 win.

In the first race of the day, MIT senior Luke Cummings anchored the Engineers’ winning 400 Yard Medley team with a 100 Free split of 46.01. Cummings went on to win both the 50 Free (21.37) and 100 Free (47.69) individual events.

MIT sophomore Andrew Pierson picked up his first dual-meet win with his impressive swim in the 200 Free (1:46.33), nearly two seconds faster than his closest competitor.

Freshman Max Pruner had another pair of wins for the Engineers, touching the wall first in the 500 Free (4:52.37) and 1000 Free (10:04.88). His teammate, Michael Dobson, posted second-best times in both races, including a season-best showing in the 1000 Free (10:09.03).

Two of Tufts’ three wins on the day came in diving, as the trio of Robert Matera, Trevor Stack and Alex Jahncke swept both events on the boards. The Jumbos’ other win was courtesy of senior Lawrence Chan, who recorded the fastest time in the 200 IM (2:01.14), edging out MIT’s Brendon Liu (2:01.43).

On Sunday, January 24, Tufts (4-2) travels across town to face perennial rival Boston College. On January 30, the No. 5 Engineers (7-0) will host the No. 16 Lord Jeffs of Amherst College.