Jan. 17, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine – MIT men’s swimming and diving continued its dominating campaign with a convincing win at Colby College on Saturday. The Engineers outscored the Mules, 214-71, while winning 15 events.
MIT (4-0) opened with a dominating victory in the 400 medley relay and never looked back. Anchored by senior Laurent Charpentier, freshmen Tim Stumbaugh, David Parrell, and Brett Boval comprised the rest of the lineup.
Stumbaugh had a flawless afternoon as he out-dueled fellow rookie Ryan TerBush to win the 100 back in 54.66, and the 200 back in 1:59.17. Freshman Jim Griffin, who finished first in the 200 IM, secured a 1-2-3 finish for the Engineers in the 200 back.
MIT’s rookies continued to dominate on the afternoon. Perrell picked up a victory in the 100 breast, while Matt Chapa swam 17:14.60 to grab first place in the 1650 free. Alejandro Dos Reis, who capped a 1-2-3 sweep for MIT in the 200 IM, split 2:15.51 to edge out teammate Deke Hu for first place in the 200 breast.
Chapa earned his second victory of the day in the 100 fly, where he split 52.57 to beat out sophomore Toomas Sepp. Despite conceding the top spot in the 100 fly, Sepp secured a victory of his own in the 200 fly. Chao He put the finishing touches on Tech’s first-year dominance after finishing first on the three-meter board.
MIT received a pair of wins from Luke Cummings and Michael Dobson. Cummings, who split 21.75 in leading off the Engineers’ winning 200 free relay, won the 50 before leading a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100. Dobson controlled the middle distances, swimming 1:46.40 to win the 200 free, while leading another 1-2-3 sweep for MIT in the 500.