No. 6 Men's Swim & Dives Downs No. 22 Tufts, 215.5-80.5

No. 6 Men's Swim & Dives Downs No. 22 Tufts, 215.5-80.5

THE BASICS:

Score: No. 6 MIT 215.5, No. 22 Tufts University 80.5

Records: No. 6 MIT (7-1); No. 22 Tufts University (3-4)

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

The Lead: The No. 6 MIT men's swimming and diving team won 14 of 16 contested events en route to a dominant 215.5-80.5 victory over No. 22 Tufts University on Friday night in Cambridge.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Junior Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.) continued his excellent swimming in the pool as he registered an NCAA "B" cut time in the 400-IM, won two events and placed second in two others. He began his night with Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.)Brandon McKenzie (Brigtantine, N.J.) and Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) as they won the 200-medley relay in 1:32.55. Individually, Edskes swam his "B" cut in the 400-IM and won in 4:01.04 and also placed second in both the 200-free in 1:42.71 and the 200-back in 1:53.80.

- The Engineers swept the top-three places in three different swimming events including the 400-IM. Behind Edskes was first-year Jordan Ren (Chapel Hill, N.C.) in 4:10.49 and first-year David He (South Setauket, N.Y.) in 4:12.10. Ren paced MIT in the 200-free (1:42.31) and the 200-breast (2:06.31) and was followed by Edskes and first-year Alex Ellison (Tomball, Texas) in 1:42.99 in the 200-free and McKenzie (2:06.41) and first-year Brandon Yue (Sammamish, Wash.) in 2:09.18 in the 200-breast.

- Senior Josh Graves (Tustin, Calif.) swept the top places in the distance events as he clocked a time of 9:48.60 in the 1000-free and 4:46.52 in the 500-free, while sophomoreHenry Hu (Southbury, Conn.) took first in both the 100-back in 51.90 and the 200-back in 1:53.77.

- McKenzie, He and sophomore Kevin Fang (Austin, Texas) round out the list of winners in swimming events tonight as McKenzie won the 100-breast in 57.93, He won the 200-fly in 1:54.32 and Fang placed first in the 100-fly in 50.55.

- First-year Kyri Chen (Naperville, Ill.), junior Emilio Sison (Annadale, Va.), sophomore Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.) and Ubellacker won the 200-free relay in 1:22.73 to close the meet on top.

- In the diving well, the Engineers swept the top three points with six NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional qualifying scores. Junior Samuel Solomon (Rockville, Md.) won the 1-meter board with 358.28 points and was followed by first-year Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.) with 332.80 points and senior Jeremy Sands (Skokie, Ill.) with 305.10 points. Lang led the way for MIT on the 3-meter board with a winning score of 361.28 points. Sands was second with 313.95 points and Solomon was third with 311.92 points.

UP NEXT:

- MIT rounds out its dual meet schedule next Saturday, February 2 against Amherst College at 1:00 pm. Prior to the meet, the Engineers will honor their five graduating seniors.

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