No. 4 Men's Swimming and Diving Downs No. 11 Amherst On Senior Day

No. 4 Men's Swimming and Diving Downs No. 11 Amherst On Senior Day

THE BASICS:

Score: No. 4 MIT 213, No. 11 Amherst College 86

Records: No. 4 MIT (9-1), No. 11 Amherst College (6-1)

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

The Lead: In its final dual meet of the 2018 season, the No. 4 MIT men's swimming and diving team defeated No. 11 Amherst College, 213-86. Prior to the meet, the Engineers honored seniors William Arcand (Windsor, Va.), Jeremy Bogle (Weston, Mass.), Justin Chiu (Monterey Park, Calif.), Dane Erickson (Naples, Fla.), Dougie Kogut (Glen Burnie, Md.) and Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) for their contributions towards the program over the past four years.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Tomazin teamed up with sophomore Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.), junior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.) and sophomore Samuel Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) for first place in the 200-medley relay in 1:32.42 to kick off the meet. Behind them in third, was sophomore Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.), Chiu, Arcand and Bogle as they touched the wall in 1:33.53.

- Tomazin went on to register first place finishes in both the 50-free (20.82) and the 100-free (46.61), while Arcand won the 100-fly (50.30).

- McKenzie and sophomore Peter Crocker (Huntington Beach, Calif.) also posted two first place finishes for the Engineers in today's dual meet. McKenzie won the 100-breast (57.19) and the 200-breast (2:06.57) and also took second in the 200 IM (1:56.50), while Crocker touched the wall first in the 200-free (1:39.05) and the 500-free (4:40.06) and finished fourth in the 50-free (21.43).

- Three other Engineers claimed wins this afternoon to aid MIT to victory in the pool. Junior Josh Graves (Tustin, Calif.) won the 1000-free (9:41.77) and finished second in the 500-free (4:40.61), Edskes won the 200-fly (1:52.81) and touched third in the 100-fly (51.08) and junior Gavin Brown (Richmond, Va.) finished first in the 200-IM (1:55.21), second in the 200-back (1:53.84) and third in the 200-fly (1:55.15).

- Bogle and sophomore David Morejon (Humble, Texas) registered a pair of second place finishes for MIT, while sophomore Emilio Sison (Annandale, Va.) took third place three times. Bogle touched the wall in a time of 21.19 in the 50-free and 46.76 in the 100-free, Morejon clocked times of 1:42.82 in the 200-free and 50.77 in the 100-fly and Sison registered times of 1:44.61 in the 200-free, 47.21 in the 100-free and 1:56.92 in the 200-IM.

- The Engineers swept the top two spots in the final event of the day, the 400-free relay. Crocker, YR Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.), Morejon and Edskes came in first in 3:04.63, while Kogut, Erickson, Tomazin and Bogle finished second in 3:06.16.

- In the diving well, sophomore Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) swept both boards with scores well above the NCAA Division III Diving Regional qualifying mark as he scored 346.65 points on the 1-meter board and 335.55 on the 3-meter board.

UP NEXT:

- MIT concluded its dual meet schedule this afternoon, but will next be in action on Thursday, February 22 when the Engineers host the annual New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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