Engineers take 6 events out of 7

MIT men’s swimming team builds on their previous lead in the NEWMAC swimming and diving championship

With day two of the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving championships completed, the MIT men’s team held on to the lead that they had established the day before. The Engineers won six of the seven events, bringing their point total to 750. Springfield College took over the second place spot with 438 points.

In the consolation final of the 200-yard medley relay, the MIT B relay touched first with a time of 1:31.98, just half a second off the NEWMAC meet record of 1:31.41. The A relay, that consisted of Bradley A. Mattix ’16, Benjamin R. Bauchwitz ’15, Wyatt L. Ubellacker ’13 and Kale T. Rogers ’16 won the championship final with a time of 1:30.42. The relay easily broke their own NEWMAC meet record of 1:31.41 that had remained untouched since 2009 and earned an NCAA A cut.

With his time of 3:58.17 in the 400-yard individual medley, Alexander I. Lednev ’16 broke the NEWMAC meet record of 4:01.05 and the NEWMAC open record of 3:59.64, both from 2012, finishing well under the B cut. Remy A. Mock ’14 was second with his time of 4:04.36.

MIT placed five swimmers in the top eight in the 100-yard butterfly, taking the top four spots. Ubellacker touched first in 48.82, breaking his own meet record of 49.15 from 2011 and finishing well under the A cut. Sean R. Corcoran ’16 came in second with a 49.83

Brendan T. Deveney ’13 won his second individual title of the weekend when he touched first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:39.87, just off the meet record and the NCAA A cut. Anthony Chen ’13 followed in second place in 1:41.10. Both easily earned B cuts. Maxwell T. Pruner ’13 finished in fourth with a 1:41.63, and Daryl G. Neubieser ’15 came in fifth place with his time of 1:42.90.

In the next event, the 100-yard breaststroke, Bauchwitz earned a B cut with his time of 57.27, which placed him second. Dion W. Low ’16 followed in third place with a 57.74, also earning a B cut. Brendon W. Chiu ’15 came in fourth with a 57.84, and Michael J. Liao ’14 was fifth with his 57.91.

Mattix finished in first place in the 100-yard backstroke with his time of 50.40, breaking the NEWMAC meet record of 50.66 that had remained untouched since 2005. Ron Rosenberg ’13 came in second with a 51.37, and Corcoran was fourth with a 51.84.