Men’s Swimming and Diving Picks up 11 Wins at Wheaton Invitational

Sophomore Remy Mock
Sophomore Remy Mock

NORTON, Mass. – Closing out the regular season on the road, the MIT men's swimming and diving team tuned up for the New England Women's  and Men's Athletic Conference Championships with a strong day at the Wheaton Invitational. The fourth-ranked Engineers picked up 11 wins at the meet, with three different members of the team winning a pair of races each.

Sophomore Remy Mock (Victoria, British Columbia) was one of the double winners for MIT. He took the 500 Free event with a time of 4:46.61 while also winning the 200 Fly with an effort of 1:55.60. Freshman Brian Xiao (Potomac, Md.) was strong for the Engineers in the 200 Fly, finishing second in 1:57.94.

With a strong effort in the 100 Breast, junior Brendan Deveney (Newtown, Conn.) started his two-win day by taking that event in 59.88. He later came back to capture the 100 Fly, touching the wall in 51.61.

MIT's other two-win swimmer was sophomore Colby Dunn (Weston, Mass.). He led a 1,2,3,4,5 finish for MIT in the 50 Free, stopping the clock at 21.40. He then came back and won the 100 Free as well, besting the field with his  time of 46.69.

MIT came out quickly and won the first four events. The Engineers took the top four spots in the 200 Free, led by senior Andrew Pierson (Wauwatosa, Wis.) taking the race in a time of 1:45.35. Junior Ron Rosenberg (Newton, Mass.) was also impressive for MIT, swimming a season best 52.72 to win the 100 Back race.

MIT also turned in a dominating performance in the 200 Free where the Engineers captured the first four places. Junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) was the first MIT swimmer to the wall, touching in 1:44.47. Freshman Michael Everett (Ann Arbor, Mich.) swam a great race to close out the sweep for MIT in 1:45.91.

Other individual winners for MIT included senior Matt Chapa (Baytown, Texas) in the 200 Breast (2:18.39) and junior Brendan Liu (Lake Oswego, Ore.) in the 200 IM (1:59.74).

Sophomore Danil Tyulmankov (Stamford, Conn.) had a strong outing in the diving events. He finished second in both the 1 and 3-Meter events, with his score of 459.35 in the 11-dive, 3-meter competition was an NCAA qualifying score. Senior Chao He (Newton, Mass.) also had a strong showing, finishing fourth in both events.

Next up for MIT will be the NEWMAC Championships which the Engineers will host beginning on February 17.