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Men’s Swimming & Diving Hosts Tri-Meet

Photo by Ronald Wimer
Photo by Ronald Wimer

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's swimming and diving team hosted Tufts, Williams and WPI in its final competition of its first semester schedule. Facing strong competition, the squad fell to Tufts (243-62), Williams (236-64) and WPI (245-63). The men's squad was lead by Brandon Pearson, who placed first in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pearson recorded a mark of 253.60 off the 3-meter and a mark of 276.65 off the 1-meter to sweep both events. Pearson's mark off the 1-meter was an NCAA Regional Qualifying standard. Joel Groves also competed in both events, placing third off the 3-meter (138.60) and fourth off the 1-meter (143.60).
  • Nicolas Moran swam to a 12th-place finish in the 50-yard fly with a time of 24.37.
  • Jeffrey Haegelin had a busy day in the lanes, placing 11th in the 100-yard fly (55.33), 12th in the 200-yard fly (2:03.59) and 16th in 50-yard fly with a time of 25.26
  • Jared Christopher 500-yard free 19th 5:12.99 & 24th in 200-yard free 1:54.94
  • Cardinals' Garrett Kaufmann (28.09), Julian DeMann (28.49), Phon Leeswadtrakul (28.51) swept places 12-14 in the 50-yard back.
  • Alan Huh and Qiyuan Zheng placed 16th and 17th in the 100-yard breast with times of 1:07.22 and 1:10.85, respectively.
  • Senior Captain Max Wimer clocked in at 1:54.76 in the 200-yard free, good for 23rd place.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan closes out its first semester schedule and will return to the pool on January 5th when they entertain Hamilton.