November 10, 2012

MIT Men's Swimming and Diving Sinks Springfield, 220-78

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – At the first dual meet of the season, MIT men's swimming and diving defeated NEWMAC foe Springfield, 220-78, finishing first in every event and sweeping first through third place in 11 of the 15 events. The Engineers are now 1-0 for the season, while the Pride fell to 2-2.

Freshmen Dion Low (Valparaiso, Ind.) and Thomas Norris (Cincinnati, Ohio) had impressive starts to their collegiate careers. Low came in second place in the 100 breast (59.42) and the 200 IM (1:58.23), finishing on the heels of the first place finisher in both events. Norris won the 200 fly in 1:56.63 and the 500 free with a time of 4:45.21.

Senior Max Pruner (Sioux Falls, S.D.), junior Timothy Wall (Newton, Pa.) and freshman Michael Lu (Scarsdale, N.Y.) dominated the mile and the 500 free, keeping pace with each other the entire time and finishing at least ten seconds ahead of the competition.

MIT will return to the pool for its first home dual meet of the season against Bowdoin and Babson on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m.