Williams Maintains Lead After Day Two of NESCAC Championships

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

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Williams College maintained its lead in the 2017 NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championship with 1145 total points, however Amherst and Tufts are inching closer to the top spot with 1049 and 1008 points respectively. Connecticut College is in fourth with 989.5 points while Bates rounds out the top five with 683.5 points. Wesleyan is in ninth with 352 points.

Amherst  took the first event of the evening in the 200 medley relay, as its 'A' team consisting of Sam Spurrell, Elijah Spiro, Jack Koravos and Alex Dreisbach set a Wesleyan Natatorium pool record time of 1:30.12 to claim the event. Spiro also claimed the 100-yard breaststroke event with a time of 55.23. The Purple and White capped the night with their third victory of the evening in the 800 free relay, as the 'A' team of Koravos, Eric Wong, Connor Haley and Charlie Seltzer won with a time of 6:44.83. 

The Ephs won two events as Andrew Trunsky took home the 1,000 freestyle as he touched the wall in 9:22.70, while Benjamin Lin set a meet and pool record in the 100-yard butterfly with his winning time of 47.76.

AJ Pite of Connecticut College earned an NCAA 'B' cut with his winning time of 3:56.61 in the 400-yard IM. The Camels also claimed the top two spots in the 100-yard backstroke event as Michael Fothergill won with a time of 49.47 and Loring Bowen finished second with a time of 49.53. 

Karl Sarier of Bowdoin won the 200-yard freestyle as he touched the wall in 1:38.34, which is also a NCAA 'B' cut qualifying time. 

The final day of the 2017 NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will begin tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 19 with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. followed by finals starting at 5:30 p.m. Follow all the action live at NESCAC.com.