November 20, 2010

Men’s Swimming and Diving Upends Babson, Bowdoin

Cambridge, Mass. – Led by a record-breaking performance from Wyatt Ubellacker, the MIT men's swimming team defeated Bowdoin College 217-77 and Babson College 226-60 in a tri-meet this past weekend at the Zesiger Pool.

Ubellacker broke the Institute record in the 100 meter Butterfly, winning the race in 49.67. He also won the 50 meter freestyle sprint in a time of 20.97, qualifying him for the NCAA "B" cut.

The men's squad won 13 of the meet's events, including the 400 yard freestyle and 200 yard medley relays, both teams that Ubellacker was a part of. Colby Dunn, Brendan Deveney and Brett Boval were the other members of the medley team that finished in 1:35. 62, while Dunn, Brendan Liu and Max Pruner won the freestyle contest in 3:11.50.

Pruner also scored a win in the 1,000 yard freestyle competition (10:08.86), edging teammate Tim Wall (10:11.98), while Dunn scored victory in the 200 yard free (1:43.53) and the 100 yard free (47.27).

Toomas Sepp won the 200 yard fly in (1:55.53). Liu (200 yard back – 1:55.52) and Deveney (200 yard breast (2:16.26) and 200 yard IM (2:01.19)) also grabbed points for the Engineers, as did Remy Mock, who win the 500 yard freestyle in 4:50.04, with Pruner just .76 behind him.

On the diving boards, junior Chao He grabbed a second place finish in both 1 meter (166.8) and 3 meter (161.10), though both events were won by Babson's Ryan Pope.

The men's team will take Thanksgiving weekend off before hosting the MIT Invitational December 3rd and 4th.