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Men's Swimming and Diving Lose a Close One to Hamilton 148-151

Photos by Jonas Powell '18
Photos by Jonas Powell '18

Men's Swimming and diving headed up to Hamilton, and it took the last event to decide the winner, with Hamilton coming-out with a 151-148 victory.The meet came down to the last relay. With this last event to go, Wesleyan had a 146-136 lead. Hamilton was able to take 1-2 in the final event to take the win by 3 points. The team swam/dove well in order to bring it down to the last relay, but Hamilton's freestyle squad proved to be deep and strong all afternoon.

Highlights of the event include:

400 Medley Relay (1st Place): 3:37.18 which is 3 seconds faster than their best time this season

Back: Spencer Tang (54.09)

Breast: Jacques Bazile (1:02.82)

Fly: Ali Pourmaleki (53.51)

Free: Alexander Kapphahn (46.76)

Alexander Kapphahn wins in the 200 Free (1:46.14, Splits:54.1/51.9), 100 Free (47.66), & 100 IM (54.88).

Spencer Tang wins in the 50 Back (25.53) and 100 Back (54.87)

Jacques Bazile win in the 50 Breast (28.51)

Ali Pourmaleki wins in the 100 Fly (54.14), 500 Free (4:55.41), and 2nd place finish to teammate, Alexander Kapphahn in the 100 IM (57.88) to bring the meet down to the final relay

Brandon Pearson wins on the 1-meter board (277.27 pts.) & 3-meter board (293.33 pts.).