MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's swimming and diving team opened it's 2018-19 season with a home meet against Bates and Trinity. The meet was highlighted by two first-place finishes for Brandon Pearson in the 1-meter and 3-meter board events. The Cardinals fell to Bates (235-61) and Trinity (191-91).
- Pearson registered a mark of 224.55 off the 1-meter board, also excelling off the 3-meter board with a mark of 204.80, both good for first place.
- Jared Christopher opened up his rookie campaign with an impressive fifth-place finish in the 1,000-yard free with a time of 11:01.46, while placing sixth in the 500-yard free (5:18.13)
- The 200-yard medley relay team composed of Jeffrey Haegelin, Alan Huh, Eren Kiris and Nicolas Moran raced to a sixth-place finish (1:44.43), as they were edged out of fifth place by less than one second by Trinity (1:44.30).
- During his first collegiate meet, Haegelin also competed in the 200-yard fly, completing the race in 2:07.20 which was good for fifth place. In his rookie debut, Haegelin also placed eighth in the 500-yard free (5:22.50).
- The 200-yard free relay team (Garrett Kaufmann, Kiris, Haegelin and Moran) finished fifth with a time of 1:33.28.
- Senior Max Wimer placed seventh in the 100-yard free (52.25) and the 200-yard free (1:54.89).
- Wesleyan has a quick turnaround, as they are back in action on Monday when they host Amherst at 5:00 p.m.