February 7, 2005

Swimming and Diving Hosts MIT Invitational

Feb. 5, 2005

Complete Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman Doria Holbrook won the three-meter diving event with a national-qualifying score of 263.75 to lead a solid list of highlights for the Engineers at the MIT Swimming and Diving Invitational. The meet featured seven of the top teams in the region.

 

With Williams, Middlebury, Tufts, Wheaton, Vermont and St. Michael's making the trek to Cambridge, Zesiger Pool turned in some of its best races ever. MIT's men's medley relay team opened the meet in explosive fashion by winning the event with a season-best mark of 1:34.91. The split improved on Tech's already existing national cut for the race.

 

Junior Mark Liao also enjoyed a great afternoon in the water, breaking the school record with a first-place finish in the 1000 free. Liao touched the wall in 9:53.41, edging Jim Bandy's mark of 9:53.96 in 1990. He came back later in the day and crushed the field in the 500 free, winning with a season-best clip of 4:44.51.

 

Other event winners for MIT's men's unit included: JP Carlucci in the 200 breast (2:12.85), Matthieu Fuzellier in the 100 back (53.77) and Kalvin Kao in the 200 fly (2:02.65). Freshman Julianna Edwards continued her strong rookie season with an impressive victory in the 200 back, posting a mark of 2:12.33 for a three-second victory.