No. 4 Men's Swimming and Diving Edges Division I Cornell, 122-121

No. 4 Men's Swimming and Diving Edges Division I Cornell, 122-121


Score: No. 4 MIT 122, Cornell University 121

Records: No. 4 MIT (2-0), Cornell University (0-1)

Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool)

The Lead: The No. 4 MIT men's swimming and diving team earned a hard fought 122-121 win over Division I foe Cornell University on Friday evening in Cambridge behind two relays which swam the second fastest times in the nation and five individual event victories.


- The 400-free relay team comprised of senior Jeremy Bogle (Weston, Mass.), sophomore David Morejon (Humble, Texas), classmate Emilio Sison (Annandale, Va.) and senior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) closed the meet strong for the Engineers as not only did they win the event, but their time of 3:03.64 was 0.31-seconds behind Emory University's mark which sits atop the nation. The Engineers duplicated that effort in the 200-medley relay as sophomore Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.), junior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.), sophomore Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) and Tomazin touched the wall in second place in 1:32.14, which was 0.03-seconds behind Emory's time for best in the country.

- Bogle, Tomazin, sophomore Gabe Schneider (Santa Monica, Calif.), senior Dougie Kogut (Glen Burnie, Md.) and junior Josh Graves (Tustin, Calif.) all also posted individual victories in the pool tonight. Bogle won the 100-free in 46.54, Tomazin won the 50-free in 20.83, Schneider won the 200-back in 1:53.10, Kogut won the 200-free in 1:42.62 and Graves won the 1000-free in 9:42.31. Kogut also touched the wall second in the 200-back in 1:53.89 and Graves did the same in the 500-free in 4:43.62.

- The Engineers also received runner-up finishes by five student-athletes as Morejon was second in the 200-free in 1:42.77, Ubellacker was second in the 50-free in 20.90, McKenzie was second in the 200-IM in 1:54.51, freshman Kevin Fang (Austin, Texas) placed second in the 200-fly in 1:53.44, and Sison came in second in the 100-free in 46.63.

- Additionally, Edskes registered a third place finish in the 200-fly in 1:54.40 and McKenzie did the same in the 200-breast in 2:06.09

- In the diving well, sophomore Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) posted a pair of scores that were well above the NCAA Division III Diving Regional qualifying standard as he placed second on the 3-meter board (289.20) and fourth on the 1-meter board (257.02).


- MIT has a quick turnaround as the Engineers will head down to Providence, R.I. tomorrow afternoon for a dual meet with Brown University beginning at 1:00 p.m.


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