MIT Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Against Coast Guard, 137-91
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Saturday afternoon, MIT men's swimming and diving team beat Coast Guard, 137-91, taking first place in ten of the 13 events. Freshman Alex Lednev (Glenmont, N.Y.) was the only Engineer to win both of his events.
MIT got off to a strong start with a win in the 200 yard medley relay, touching in 1:38.14, finishing less than half a second before Coast Guard's A relay. Junior Timothy Wall (Newtown, Pa.) finished 33 seconds ahead of the competition in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:06.47. The Engineers took first through third place in the 200 yard freestyle, with senior Max Pruner (Sioux Falls, S.D.), sophomore Ben Bauchwitz (Hershey, Pa.) and freshman Michael Lu (Scarsdale, N.Y.) touching with less than a second between them all.
Lednev's first win came in the 400 yard individual medley, finishing in 4:08.04, leaving a 16 second gap between he and the Coast Guard swimmer who came in second place. Fellow freshman Evan Olin (Ossining, N.Y.) finished third with a time of 4:24.91. Lednev next won the 100 yard backstroke in 53.82 and was followed by classmate Sean Corcoran (Huntersville, N.C.) in second with a time of 54.70 and senior Brendan Liu (Lake Oswego, Ore.) in 55.31.
To end the afternoon, the Engineers took first, second and third place in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The A relay touched first in 3:15.47, the B relay was second in 3:16.06 and the C relay touched third with a time of 3:18.54.
MIT will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 19 when it hosts Tufts University at 1:00 p.m.