MIT Men's Swimming Finishes in 5th at NCAAs

Junior Austin Fathman
Junior Austin Fathman

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MIT's men's swimming and diving team wrapped up the 2013-14 season on Saturday evening, coming in fifth place at the NCAA Division III Championships with 236 points. Johns Hopkins finished nine points ahead of the Engineers in fourth, the College of New Jersey was sixth with 203 and Kenyon won the title with 480 points.

In the consolation final of the 100-yard freestyle, junior Austin Fathman (Hamilton, Mich.) came into the wall first with a time of 44.64, finishing in ninth place overall and earning nine points. Sophomores Brad Jokubaitis (Newtown, Pa.) and Bo Mattix (La Canada, Calif.) competed in the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke, finishing in ninth and 12th place, with Jokubaitis touching with a time of 1:47.87 and Mattix coming into the wall in 1:48.12. Jokubaitis broke his own record of 1:48.40 from earlier this season.

Senior Michael Liao (Newport Beach, Calif.) moved up from eighth to sixth in the championship final of the 200-yard breaststroke when he finished with a time of 2:00.77, just narrowly missing the MIT record by two one-hundredths of a second.

To end the Championships, Tech's 400-yard freestyle relay, which was made up of Fathman, junior Brendon Chiu (Monterey Park, Calif.), sophomore Daryl Neubieser (Saratoga, Calif.) and senior Remy Mock (Victoria, British Columbia), came in fifth with a time of 3:00.01. Tech touched just nine one-hundredths of a second ahead of Kenyon's relay.