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Swimming and diving teams compete in New York

By Shea Decker-Jacoby

Section: Sports

October 27, 2017

The Brandeis swimming and diving teams took to Upstate New York to compete against Hartwick College and Vassar College. The men came out in full force with nine wins to finish the meet with a 156-132 victory, but despite the women coming up with six wins of their own, they fell to the Hawks 175.5-112.5.

On the men’s team, Richard Selznick ’21 finished first in the 1000-meter freestyle to continue his winning record in the event with a time of 10:22.14; twenty-one seconds faster than the second place swimmer. In the 500-meter Selznick finished the meet blowing his competition out of the water, finishing with a time of 5:00.81 and beating his closest opponent by almost six seconds. Sam Zucker ’18 took top ranking in the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 170.70 and in the three meter with a score of 184.85. Daniel Wohl ’21 gave a nail-bitter of a performance in the closest race of the meet during the 200-meter freestyle finishing with a time of 1:48.74. He beat out his the Hawks by just one-hundredth of a second. Wohl placed second in the 100-meter backstroke and the 100 IM. Tamir Zitelny ’20 took the 100-meter butterfly in 54.15 seconds, beating the runner-up by a full two seconds. Chase Chen ’21 competed in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 49.77.

Emily McGovern ’21 swept the breaststroke competition, winning the 50-meter with a time of 33.21 seconds and the 100-meter with a time of 1:12.56. Amy Sheinheit ’18 won the 50-meter backstroke by .64 seconds. Audrey Kim ’21 earned a time of 1:04.70 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke; beating the next swimmer by three seconds.

The Judges took victories in the final two events of the day, the 200-meter freestyle relays. For the women, Sophia Chevez ’21, Sheinheit, Abby Damsky ’18 and Annie Huang ’21 won with times eight-hundredths of a second faster than the Hawks with at 1:46.04.

The men brought the intensity by beating the Hawks in an even closer race with a time of 1:30.05, winning by 0.02 seconds. Chen, Marcelo Ohno-Machado ’18, Taku Harada ’18 and Zitelny all participated in the relay race.

This meet concluded the races in October for the Judges, but they will come back to the pool for an away meet at WPI to race against WPI, Babson and Smith on Nov. 3 and then finish the month off with a meet at Bentley. They will finish the semester with the Gompei Invitational at WPI and the last home meet of the year against Colby. The Judges will start next semester off with a meet against Boston College at Brandeis on the Jan. 13.

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