Cardinals Fall to Little Three Rival Amherst, 168-108

Photo by Jonas Powell' 18
Photo by Jonas Powell' 18

THE BASICS:

Score:
Amherst 168, Wesleyan 108
Records:
Wesleyan (0-2), Amherst (2-0)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Wesleyan Natatorium)
Date: Monday, November 21, 2016
Time: 5 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University men's swimming and diving team captured four event victories, but fell to Little Three Rival Amherst College, 168-108 on Monday night. 

SWIMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ali Pourmaleki '18 continued his early success in the pool, capturing the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1:46.99. Freshman Quinn Tucker came in second with a mark of 1:47.94. Pourmaleki also captured a second place finish in the 50-yard butterfly event with a mark of 24.52.
  • Juniors Spencer Tang, Max Distler and Robbie Webster finished 3-5 in the 100-yard butterfly, and sophomore Max Wimer came in sixth in the event.
  • Tucker won the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 4:54.08, and he also captured a second place finish in the 50-yard free event, touching the wall with a time of 22.40.
  • Tang touched the wall first in the 100-yard I.M. with a time of 55.68 and he finished the 100-yard backstroke event in 53.62, which was good enough for second place.
  • Junior Aidan Winn notched a third place finish in the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 4:55.28.
  • The 400-yard relay team of Nate Courville '17, Andrew Gartley '17, Andrew Schwartz '20 and Eren Kiris '19 won their race with a mark of 3:29.03.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will return to the pool on Saturday, December 3rd as they will host the Connecticut Cup meet at 10 a.m.
  • The Purple and White are also back in action on Saturday, December 3rd as they will take on Middlebury at 1 p.m.

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