Men’s Swimming Picks Up Victories Over Coast Guard and Springfield

Junior Timothy Wall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A busy weekend for the MIT men's swimming and diving squad ended the same way it began this afternoon, with victories, as the Engineers took to the road and came away with wins over New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference foes Springfield College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. MIT downed host Springfield, 231-68, and took a 231-63 decision over Coast Guard.

Like they did on Saturday, MIT won every event, going 1-2-3 six times over the course of the meet. Junior Max Pruner (Sioux Falls, S.D.) had a strong outing for the Engineers in the distance freestyle events, winning both the 1,000 and 500 races. In the 1,000 he turned in a 9:47.08 time, following that up with a 4:45.19 effort in the 500. Both times were season bests for Pruner.

Junior Ron Rosenberg (Newton, Mass.) was also a double winner for MIT. He started by taking the 100 Back in a time of 53.52 and then came back to complete the double in the backstroke by taking the 200 in 1:55.87. Junior Brendan Liu (Lake Oswego, Ore.) was also strong in both events, finishing second to Rosenberg in each.

Continuing off of their strong showings on Saturday, sophomores Colby Dunn (Weston, Mass.) and Michael Liao (Newport Beach, Calif.) also won a pair of races for MIT. Dunn took the 50 Free in 21.43 and came back to capture the 100 Free as well in 46.53. Liao won both of the breaststroke events for the Engineers, winning in the 100 with a time of 59.12 before taking the 200 in 2:10.76.

MIT will be on the road again in its next action as it travels the short distance over to Tufts University for a 1:00 p.m. meet on January 21.