Men’s Swimming Has 11 Invited to NCAA Championships
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eleven members of the No. 4 ranked MIT men's swimming and diving team have been invited to the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The Engineers, who won their fourth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tile two weeks ago, saw all five of their relay teams qualify along with qualifiers in a number of individual events.
Junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) qualified in three individual events, the 50 and 100 Free and 100 Fly, with his 100 Fly qualifying time of 48.74 third best in the field. Sophomore Michael Liao (Newport Beach, Calif.), who swept the 100 and 200 Breast events at the NEWMAC Championships, qualified in each for the NCAAs. Also getting an invite in three individual events was sophomore Colby Dunn (Weston, Mass.), qualifying in the 50, 100 and 200 Free.
Junior Brendan Deveney (Newton, Conn.), the NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year, qualified in three events as well, the 200 and 400 IM and the 200 Back, with sophomore Carlo Biedenharn (Loveland, Ohio) getting an invite in the 200, 500 and 1650 Free events. Sophomore Tim Wall (Newton, Mass.) also qualified as an individual, getting invites in the 500 and 1650 Free along with the 200 Fly.
Senior Ryan TerBush (Smithtown, N.Y.) earned an invite in the 100 Back, with senior Tim Stumbaugh (Loveland, Colo.) getting the nod in the 100 and 200 Back. Swimming in the 100 and 200 Free races will be junior Tony Chen (Clemmons, N.C.), while sophomore Remy Mock (Victoria, British Columbia) will compete in the 100 and 200 Fly as well as the 500 Free. Freshman Austin Fathman (Hamilton, Mich.) made the list in the 50 Free.
MIT's 200, 400 and 800 Free Relay teams, along with the 200 and 400 Medley Relays all qualified for the national championships.
MIT, which finished fourth as a team at the NCAA Championships a year ago, will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana this year for the finals, which will be held March 21-24 at the IU Natatorium.