Men’s Swimming Overwhelms Competition at MIT Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Breaking two school records and earning one NCAA A cut and nine NCAA B Cuts, the MIT men's swimming and diving team had a thoroughly dominating weekend, winning the six team MIT Invitational swim meet. The Engineer men amassed 1424 points, almost double that of second place NYU and third place Tufts University.

Wyatt Ubellacker set a school record and earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Nationals with his victory in the 100 fly in a time of 49.14. Behind him, Toomas Sepp earned a B Cut (50.44) while picking up valuable points for the Engineers.
Colby Dunn was the other record-setter, writing a new school best in the 200 free (1:40.07) and earning a B Cut. Ubellacker and Dunn also each earned B Cuts in the 50 Free, coming in at 20.69 and 20.73, respectively.

The Engineers started the meet out well by placing first and second in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Ubellacker, Dunn, Craig Cheney, Brett Boval won the event in 1:21.86 and earned a B Cut for Nationals, setting a team record in the process. MIT then took five of the top six spots in the 500 yard freestyle, led by freshman Carlo Biedenharn (4:40.71).

The Engingeers also saw B Cuts earned by Brendan Deveney, who won the 200 IM in a time of 1:54.01, and the 400 medley relay team. Ubellacker, Dunn, Ron Rosenberg and Michael Liao won that event in a time of 3:25.42. Lioa, Boval, Ubellacker and Dunn were also in the 200 medley relay, earning a B Cut with a 1:32.90 finish.

Liao, a freshman, also won the 100 yard breakstroke (59.13) and 200 yard breaststroke (2:08.77).

On the diving board, Chao He was the only competitor for the Engineers, placing 7th in both the 3 meter and 1 meter apparatus.

Wheaton finished fourth in the event, followed by Bowdoin and Colby College. Wheaton will be the next site for the Engineer swimmers, who will take the holidays off before swimming at the Lyons on January 6th.