Five Pool Records Fall as No. 6 Men's Swim & Dive Downs No. 16 Coast Guard, 157-85

Five Pool Records Fall as No. 6 Men's Swim & Dive Downs No. 16 Coast Guard, 157-85


Score: No. 6 MIT 157, No. 16 Coast Guard 85

Records: No. 6 MIT (4-1); No. 16 Coast Guard (6-1)

Location: New London, Conn. (Roland Pool)

The Lead: Highlighted by pool records by both relays, two pool records by junior Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) and one pool record by first-year Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.), the No. 6 MIT men's swimming and diving team defeated No. 16 Coast Guard, 157-85 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet in Connecticut this afternoon. 


- First-year Kyri Chen (Naperville, Ill.), senior Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.), Edskes and first-year Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.) began the dual meet by setting a new pool record in the 400-medley relay as the quartet notched a time of 3:27.31. The Engineers duplicated the effort in the meet's final event as first-year Nicholas Baginski (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.), Chen, sophomore Kevin Fang (Austin, Texas) and junior Emilio Sison (Annandale, Va.) set a new pool record in the 400-free relay with a win in 3:07.53.

- On top of his pool record swim with the 400-medley relay team, Edskes individually set two pool records of his own as the junior touched the wall first in the 200-IM in 1:54.48 and first in the 500-free in 4:42.64.

- MIT's final pool record came from Lang, who registered 351.90 points on the 3-meter board. Lang ended his day with a pair of NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional qualifying scores as he also took second on the 1-meter board with 288.90 points. Junior Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) was the winner on the 1-meter board with a score of 304.42.

- The Engineers also saw four other student-athletes win events in the pool this afternoon. First-year Jordan Ren (Chapel Hill, N.C.) clocked a time of 9:52.15 for first in the 1000-free, classmate David He (South Setauket, N.Y.) won the 200-fly in 1:54.66, Sison won the 100-free in 47.14 and first-year Henry Hu (Southbury, Conn.) won the 200-back in 1:55.80.


- MIT returns home for a double dual meet against No. 9 NYU and No. 19 Williams College on Friday, January 18 at 2:00 pm.


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