January 8, 2010

Men's Swimming and Diving Glides Past Wheaton

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Friday night, the MIT men's swimming and diving team hosted the Lyons of Wheaton College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet. The No. 5 Engineers demonstrated they were deserving of their national ranking, recording the fastest time in nearly every swimming event en route to a 165-122 win.

In the 1000 Free, MIT's trio of Max Pruner (10:06.89), Michael Dobson (10:45.45) and Eric Roselli (10:51.25) posted MIT's first 1-2-3 finish of the meet. Pruner's personal-best time solidifies the freshman's position as the second-fastest NEWMAC swimmer in the event.

In another MIT sweep, Ron Rosenberg (53.40) out-reached Tim Stumbaugh (53.69) for a narrow win in the 100 Back; Brendan Liu (54.49) finished just over a second later.

Wheaton's Trevor Deans was the only Lyon to pick up a win in swimming. The sophomore pulled out a come-from-behind victory in the 200 Breast (2:25.25) despite trailing to MIT's Nick Souza (2:26.80) at the midpoint of the race.

In diving, Wheaton's Jon Gold came up with a pair of wins after posting season-best scores in both the 1-meter (210.15) and 3-meter (218.92) events.

MIT (3-0) hits the water again next weekend when the Engineers host the Mules of Colby College on Saturday, January 15, at 1 p.m. On the same day, Wheaton (0-8) will swim against the Bantams of Trinity College and the Camels of host Connecticut College.