Men's Swimming and Diving Breaks Three Pool Record En Route to Winter Invite Title

Men's Swimming and Diving Breaks Three Pool Record En Route to Winter Invite Title

THE BASICS:

Event: 2017 MIT Winter Invitational

Results: 1st of 6 (1683 points)

Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool)

The Lead: The No. 4 ranked MIT men's swimming and diving team set three pool records and swam 14 NCAA "B" cut times en route to the 2017 Winter Invitation title. Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) individually set the pool record in the 100-fly and then teamed up with the 200-medley relay to accomplish the same feat this morning, while the 400-free relay team broke the pool record to end the meet tonight.

The Engineers wrapped up the three-day invite with 1683 points and were followed by NYU (1437), Tufts University (1016.5), RPI (658.5), Wheaton College (350) and Keene State College (125).

HOW IT HAPPENED:


- Edskes teamed up with junior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.), sophomore Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) and senior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) to break the pool record this morning with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:29.46. The quartet, which included Chiu, clocked a time of 1:29.89 during finals tonight. The "B" relay team of sophomore Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.), classmate Emilio Sison (Annandale, Va.), senior William Arcand (Windsor, Va.) and classmate Jeremy Bogle (Weston, Mass.) finished in third place tonight with a time of 1:31.43.

- Edskes also broke the 100-fly pool record this morning with his NCAA "B" cut time of 48.53. Edskes clocked a time of 49.10 in tonight's finals session and was followed in the championship heat by freshman Connor Sweeney (Wilmington, Del.), who finished fourth in 49.62, classmate Kevin Fang (Austin, Texas), who finished fifth in 50.01, Ubellacker, who finished sixth in 50.11, Arcand, who finished ninth in 50.57 and Kralj, who finished tenth in 51.43.

- The 400-free relay team of Tomazin, sophomore David Morejon (Humble, Texas), senior Dougie Kogut (Glen Burnie, Md.) and Bogle closed the meet in style by breaking the team's third pool record of the day with an NCAA "B" cut swim of 2:59.56. The Engineers also got a strong effort from their "B" team as Edskes, Fang, freshman Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.) and senior Dane Erickson (Naples, Fla.) finished third in 3:03.60.

- This morning during prelims, the Engineers also received NCAA "B" cut times from sophomore Gabe Schneider (Santa Monica, Calif.), who swam the fastest time in the 200-back (1:48.42), Kogut, who clocked a time of 1:49.78 in the 200-back, McKenzie, who swam the fastest time in the 200-breast (2:01.89), Tomazin, who swam the fastest time in the 100-free (45.07) and Bogle, who clocked a time of 45.30 in the 100-free. Of that grouping, Bogle was the only one to shave time off his mark as tonight he too first place in the event with a time of 45.01.

UP NEXT:

- MIT is off until after the New Year as the Engineers will host the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for a dual meet on Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m.

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