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Swimming, diving teams dominate annual quad meet

Sophomore David Campbell finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:57.23. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Staff Photographer) Sophomore David Campbell finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:57.23. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Staff Photographer)

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dominated another home meet. This weekend, the Tartans hosted three schools in the Carnegie Mellon annual quad home meet: Allegheny College, the University of Rochester, and Washington & Lee University.

Both Tartan teams swept the field.

The men defeated Allegheny College 178–84, University of Rochester 185–77, and Washington & Lee University 132.50–129.50.

The women performed just as well, defeating Allegheny College 168–84, University of Rochester 149–108, and Washington & Lee University 194–163.

“Saturday’s meet was a great meet for us. We really showed our depth as a men’s team by taking so many of the top spots,” junior Austin Bohn said. “We have a huge freshman class and they really stepped up like we need them to. Our goals are set really high for the end of the season, so this is a good place to start. We’re looking forward to the next meet.”

In the freestyle races, first-years Christopher Wysocki and Steven Geier placed first in the 1,000-yard and 200-yard freestyle, respectively, with season-best times. Wysocki finished with a time of 9:53.73 and Geier finished with a time of 1:45.38. Geier also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.35.

Bohn took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.36, while sophomore Cole Um took first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:13.50.

Senior Brandon Yee put the Tartans on the board in butterfly, taking first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.69.

On the women’s side, the Tartans took first in the 200-yard medley relay with a young team of first-years, Kira Singhaus swimming butterfly and Shieri Suzuka swimming breaststroke. They were joined by junior duo of Tatiana Duchak swimming backstroke and Soleil Phan swimming freestyle, who finished the relay in 1:50.42.

Phan also won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle. First-year standout Felicia Wang won the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 1:07.15 and 2:30.65, respectively.

In the longest event of the meet, sophomore Kaeli Halbersleben placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle after a grueling 10:59.00 swim.

The Tartans have Thanksgiving break off before traveling to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, to compete in the Total Performance Invitational, a three-day meet starting Nov. 29.