Men’s Swimming Eases Past Colby

Sophomore Colby Dunn
Sophomore Colby Dunn

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT's men's swimming team had no problems in its first dual meet of the new year as the Engineers won every event on their way to a 244-42 win over Colby College in the Zesiger Center Pool. The depth of the Engineers proved to be too much for the Mules, as MIT captured at least the top three spots in each event but two.

Individually sophomore Colby Dunn (Weston, Mass.) led the way for MIT with three individual wins on the afternoon. His first came in the 200 Free in which he led an MIT contingent that took the top five places, winning the race in 1:43.16. Dunn then completed the sweep of the 100-200 Free races when he captured the 100 with a time of 47.01. He picked up win number three late in the meet when he touched first in the 200 IM with an effort of 1:57.16.

Dunn started the day by anchoring the winning 400 Medley Relay team that included senior Ryan TerBush (Smithtown, N.Y.), sophomore Michael Liao (Newport Beach, Calif.) and junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) that started things off with a 3:26.97 first-place time.

Ubellacker went on to pick up a pair of individual wins as well, taking the 50 Free in 21.08 and the 50 Fly in 22.81. He contributed to the winning effort of the winning 400 Free relay team that also included juniors Tony Chen (Clemmons, N.C.) and Brendan Deveney (Newtown, Conn.) and freshman Brendon Chiu (Monterey Park, Calif.), that turned in a time of 3:08.82,

Sophomore Danil Tyulmankov (Stamford, Conn.) was a double winner for the Engineers as well, taking both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. He narrowly missed the NCAA cut in the 1-meter event, putting up a score of 274.30.

Another two-event winner for MIT was Liao who captured the 50 and 200 Breaststroke events, taking the 50 in 27.08 and the 200 in 2:08.67.

MIT will be back in the pool tomorrow as well as it travels to Springfield for a meet against the host Pride and Coast Guard at 1:00 p.m.