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Men’s Swimming & Diving Tallies Eight Top-Two Finishes on Monday

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

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Junior Brandon Pearson placed first overall in the 1- and 3-meter diving events for the Wesleyan University men's swimming & diving team on Monday, as the Cardinals experienced a 161-126 setback to Amherst during their home opener in Middletown, Conn.


  • Pearson, who has earned a trio of first-place nods in diving events this season, compiled scores of 240.90 and 255.60 off the 1- and 3-meter boards, respectively, on Monday.
  • Junior Alex Kapphahn garnered first-place accolades during the 100-yard IM, boasting a time of 53.82 and nine points. The Elk Gove, Calif. native was ready to compete in the 50 freestyle, as he recorded a time of 22:21, which was good for second-place honors. The third-year collegiate swimmer additionally earned a second-place finish in the 50 backstroke (24.60).  
  • Freshman Eric Lindheim-Marx has hit the ground running this winter, as he registered runner-up performances during the 400 IM (4:20.12) and the 500 freestyle (4:57.58), as he collected a total of 13 points in the two events.
  • Freshman Phillip Wong rattled off a trio of top-three finishes in individual events during his collegiate debut on Saturday in Lewiston, Maine, and he picked up right where he left off, as the Fort Lee, N.J. native finished second overall during the 100 backstroke (54.38) and third in the 400 IM (4:21.21).
  • During the 400 freestyle relay, sophomore Quinn Tucker, Wong, senior Aidan Winn and Lindheim-Marx compiled the third-best time with a mark of 3:22.78. Tucker also excelled with third-place efforts in the 200 freestyle (1:48.14) and the 100 freestyle (48.74).
  • Senior diver Ethan Chupp registered third-place performances in the 3-meter diving event (214.27) and off the 1-meter board (223.27).


  • Wesleyan will be back in action on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the CT Cup Meet.