- Event: 2017 NEWMAC Championship
- Location: Worcester, Mass. (WPI Sports and Recreation Center Pool)
- Results: 1st of 10 teams - 596 points - After Day Two
- The Lead: The MIT men's swimming and diving team set two meet records and won four of the five events contested tonight as the Engineers maintained their lead with 534 points after night two of the 2017 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship. MIT sits ahead of Coast Guard (384), WPI (338), Wheaton College (235), Babson College (177), Springfield College (170) and Clark University.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The night began much how it ended - with a meet record. Now with three in two days, the MIT men's 200-free relay team and the 400-medley team joined the ranks along with the 800-free relay team from yesterday to smash the meet record. Junior Dane Erickson (Naples, Fla.), freshman Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.), junior Jeremy Bogle (Weston, Mass.) and classmate Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) clocked a time of 1:21.71 for an NCAA "B" cut as they edged out WPI's quad for first place by under one second. In the 400-medley relay, sophomore Daniel Smith (Lake Forest, Ill.), classmate Brandon McKenzie (Brigantine, N.J.), Edskes and Bogle finished strong as they also notched a NEWMAC title, meet record and NCAA "B" cut with a first place finish in 3:18.22.
- The "B" relays also claimed the win in their respective heats as the 400-medley relay team of freshman Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.), junior Justin Chiu (Monterey, Calif.), junior Will Arcand (Windsor, Va.) and freshman Emilio Sison (Annandale, Va.) notched an NCAA "B" cut time of 3:21.23, while the 200-free relay of freshman Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), senior John Matthews (Yorktown, Va.), Arcand and Sison touched the wall in 1:24.02.
- In the 200-IM, MIT had four student-athletes on the podium which included Edskes and McKenzie, who both notched NCAA "B" cut times of 1:50.88 for first and 1:51.07 for second, respectively. Arcand and senior Jeremy Ellison (Carmel, Ind.) joined Edskes and McKenzie on the podium as Arcand touched the wall in 1:55.14 for seventh and Ellison came in eighth in 1:55.21. In the "B" final of the event, MIT also swept the top-3 spots as freshman Jeffrey Li (Redmond, Wash.) went 1:54.50, Sison went 1:54.75 and sophomore Luke Eure (Davenport, Iowa) went 1:54.95.
- The Engineers also had four student-athletes on the podium for the 50-free charged by Bogle's first place finish in a time of 20.78-seconds. He was followed by Tomazin in fourth (20.97), Ubellacker in fifth (21.02) and Erickson in eighth (21.17).
- In tonight's longest event - the 500-free - MIT freshman Peter Crocker (Huntington Beach, Calif.) notched the best finish for the Engineers as he placed third in 4:38.81. Behind Crocker were classmates David Morejon (Humble, Texas) and Matt Woicik (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), who finished fifth (4:40.04) and sixth (4:41.43), respectively.
- MIT will return to the pool tomorrow for the third day of the 2017 NEWMAC Championship and will compete in the 400-IM, 100-fly, 200-free, 100-breast, 100-back, the 1-meter dive and the 200-medley relay. Prelims begin at 10:00 a.m. and finals will start at approximately 6:00 p.m. from WPI.
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Men's Swimming and Diving Adds Two Meet Records On Second Night Of NEWMAC Championship