October 14, 2004

2003-04 Season Highlights

Oct. 14, 2004

  • At the 2004 Middlebury Swimming and Diving Invitational, junior J.P. Carlucci set a pool record in the 50-yard breaststroke. Carlucci completed the non-traditional event in 27.86 seconds.
  • Freshman Craig Edwards tagged his name all over the record books in leading MIT to a second-place finish at the 2004 NEWMAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Edwards decimated the school records in the 100 (50.66) and 200 (1:50.39) back, while doubling back as Tech's lead-off leg in the record-breaking 200 free relay (1:25.50) and 200 medley relay (1:33.76). Junior J.P. Carlucci, senior Jonathan Varsanik and senior Erdem Kiciman joined Edwards in the medley relay, while Edwards, Kiciman and Varsanik enlisted the help of sophomore Grady Snyder to equal the Institute mark in the 200 free relay. Despite the runner-up finish, MIT took gold in a conference-high eight events. After the meet, Craig Edwards was named the NEWMAC Male Swimmer of the Year.
  • Seniors Jonathan Varsanik, Erdem Kiciman, Maike Geng, and Matt Styczynski, junior J.P. Carlucci, sophomore Grady Snyder, and freshman Craig Edwards earned NEWMAC All-Conference First- Team honors. Edwards and Snyder joined sophomore Mark Liao on the Second Team.
  • Earning Conference All-Academic honors were graduate-student Jonathan Goler, seniors Maike Geng, Matt Styczynski, and Nate Vantzelfde, junior Nemanja Spasosejevc, and sophomores Michael Dimitriou, Neil Kelly, Josiah Rosmarin, and Enrique Urena.
  • Serving as MIT's lone representative at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Craig Edwards made the most of his trip to St. Peters, Mo. The record-breaking rookie twice earned All- America accolades after a sensational performance by a first-year college competitor. Edwards earned his first citation after finishing fourth in the 100 back with the time of 50.57, a clip that bested his own school record for the third time this season. Edwards followed with another fourth place finish in the 200 back. Finishing with the time of 1:50.76, he narrowly missed topping his Institute record set at the 2004 NEWMAC Championships (1:50.39).