January 6, 2011

Men Sweep Swimming Events, Beat Wheaton

Norton, MA – MIT's men's swimming team won all 14 of the swimming events Thursday night to beat host Wheaton College in a dual meet. In the sixteen total events, Tech only dropped first place points in the two diving competitions en route to a 219-78 victory, keeping their undefeated record this season in line.

MIT started the meet with a bang by seeing their top three foursomes go 1-2-3 in the first event. Ryan Terbush, Toomas Sepp, Michael Liao and Colby Dunn won the 200 yard medley relay in 1:35.97.

Dunn also joined Carlo Biedenharn, Tony Chen, and Brendan Liu in the 'A' squad that won the final event of the night, the 400 yard freestyle relay, in 3:15 even. Earlier in the meet, the MIT freshman won the 50 yard (21.15) and 100 yard freestyle (46.99) events.

Biedenharn also picked up two victories for the Engineers. The freshman won the 500 yard free in 4:55.61 and the 200 yard free in 1:48.09, both events in which MIT took the top three places. Freshman Jeffrey Lin also won two individual events. He swam to victory in the 200 yard fly in 1:56.35, then took the 200 yard IM crown in 2:00.48.

Ron Rosenberg was the final multi-event winner for the Engineers. The sophomore Rosenberg was the first of three placed Engineers in the 100 yard back, winning the event in a time of 53.86. He would go on to take the 200 yard backstroke in 1:58.23, followed by three more of his MIT teammates.

Liao excelled in the 100 yard breaststroke, with a winning time of 58.74, the only result under a minute. Max Pruner was the distance winner for MIT, swimming to a victory in 10:17.16 in the 1000 yard freestyle. Toomas Sepp took the 100 yard fly in 51.97.

Chao He was the lone diver for MIT, placing fourth in both the one meter and three meter apparatus.

The men will be back in the pool next Saturday afternoon when they travel to Colby College for a 1 PM meet.