Nov. 20, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Behind the record-setting efforts of JP Carlucci and Jonathan Varsanik, MIT cruised to victories against Bowdoin College and Babson College in a tri-meet at Zesiger Pool. Tech's water warriors outslugged Bowdoin, 193-89, and dropped Babson, 220-78.
The Engineers exploded in front of their foes with a dominating start to the meet. After a crushing victory in the 200 medley relay, MIT swept the top three spots in the 1000 free. Rookie Kalvin Kao paved the way in 10:03.55, edging junior Mark Liao who touched in 10:07.51. Both swimmers posted solid early-season times to kick-start a successful afternoon.
MIT won 11 of the 16 events, including both relays. Liao came back to lead another 1-2-3 sweep for the Engineers in the 500 free, while sophomore All-American Craig Edwards opened his season with wins in the 50 and 100 back.
JP Carlucci and Jonathan Varsanik won two events as well on Saturday, each setting a new Institute record. Carlucci set a new mark in the 50 breast (27.41) before posting an impressive win in the 100 breast. Varsanik only had one win toward the team standings, a comfortable victory in the 50 free, but his first-place effort in the 50 fly was the buzz of the afternoon after setting a new MIT record with a time of 23.23.