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Moran and Pearson Earn Pair of First-Place Finishes Against Hamilton

Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18
Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's swimming and diving team fell to Hamilton 158-113 on Saturday during the 2019 opening meet. The Cardinals were led by Brandon Pearson and Nicolas Moran who both posted a pair of first-place finishes in their respective events.


  • Moran picked up a pair of first place finishes in the 25-yard fly (11.31) and the 50-yard fly (25.07), while clocking in at 24.17 in the 50-yard free which was good for third place.
  • Eren Kiris earned his first collegiate win, coming in first in the 50-yard back with a time of 27.12. Kiris also placed third in the 25-yard free (11.03)
  • Off the boards, Wesleyan swept the 1-meter and 3-meter events. Pearson placed first off the 1-meter with a mark of 248.63, while Joel Groves was second with a mark of 117.75, and Charlie Vogel placed third. Pearson (230.76) and Groves (132.38) placed first and second, respectively, off the 3-meter board.
  • Jeffrey Haegelin swam to a second place finish in the 200-yard free with a time of 13.09 and placed third in the 25-yard free (11.71) and the 50-yard free (25.69).
  • Garrett Kaufmann placed second in the 25-yard back (13.09) and fourth in the 25-yard fly (11.75).  
  • The 100-yard medley relay team made up of Julian DeMann, Kaufmann, Kiris, and Moran earned a second place nod with a time of 49.14.


  • Wesleyan will be idle next week as they head to Florida for a spring training trip. They will be back in action on January 19th when they head to Springfield for a dual meet against the host school and Roger Williams.