January 16, 2011

#5 Men’s Swimming Upends Springfield and Coast Guard

Cambridge, Mass. – MIT men's swimming scored a 225-73 victory over Springfield College and a 195-103 win over Coast Guard at the Zesiger Pool on Sunday in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tri-meet. MIT swept their weekend of events and remains with an unblemished ledger this season.

Michael Liao had NCAA B cuts in both the 100 yard and 200 yard breasts. He won the 100 yard competition in 57 seconds flat, while needing 2:05.45 to win the longer race. Liao also led Colby Dunn, Wyatt Ubellacker, and Ryan Terbush in the 200 yard medley relay, winning in a time of 1:34.40.

Dunn was part of four event victories himself, winning the 200 yard (1:43.94) and the 100 yard (47.11) freestyle races. He finished off the meet with Ubellacker, Craig Cheney, and Brendan Deveney with a 3:09.55 victory in the 400 yard freestyle relay.

In addition to his two relay victories, Ubellacker took the 50 yard freestyle sprint in 21.34 and the 100 yard butterfly in 50.17.

Jeffrey Lin won the 200 yard IM for MIT, in 1:57.97. Distance specialist Max Pruner won the 500 yard freestyle in 4:47.09 and took third in the 1000 yard free, in a time of 9:58.94. Brendan Liu was victorious in the 200 yard backstroke for MIT, in 1:55.28, and Ryan Terbush won the 100 yard backstroke in 54.02.

In the final head to head competition, Coast Guard beat Springfield by a score of 224-76.

MIT will honor their seniors next Saturday, January 22nd at their final meet of the season. The Engineers will host Tufts University starting at 1:00 PM.