Swimming and diving splits against Trinity

January 17, 2020

After returning from a training trip down in Florida, the Brandeis swimming and diving teams came back to campus to host a competition last weekend against the Trinity College Bantams (CT) to open up their 2020 season. The men ended with a win, beating Trinity by a margin of 146-128. On the women’s side, the Bantams outscored Brandeis 202-86. The team captured eight wins from the men and an additional three from the women, making 11 in total.

The men’s team was led by Daniel Wohl ’21 and Matthew Arcemont ’20 who each won two events. Wohl came in first place in two freestyle events, swimming the 100-yard race in 48.48 seconds and winning by just four tenths of a second. In his longer distance match-up, Wohl swam the 200 with a time of 1:45.36, beating his nearest opponent by over one full second. 

Arcemont took home the winning title in the 100 butterfly race, coming in with a time of 55.01 seconds. Shortly behind him was fellow Judge and classmate Justin Weissberg ’20, who finished just 0.47 seconds after to seize second place standing. Arcemont also went onto win the 100-yard individual medley event, coming in 0.34 seconds faster than the runner-up with a time of 56.77 seconds.

In addition to Wohl and Arcemont, the men’s team also had members who won single races and events. Richard Selznick ’21 won by a large margin of nine seconds with a time of 10:20.62 in the 1000-yard freestyle. Tamir Zitelny ’20 edged out his nearest opponent by only one-tenth of second, capturing first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.12 seconds. For the 100-yard breaststroke, Brendon Lu ’22 came in with a time of 1:02.51 to win the event. Lastly in the diving category, Rafi Rubenstein ’22 triumphed in the 1-meter diving, getting a score of 108.20.

For the women, the rookies primarily led the way, as classmates Bailey Gold ’23 and Emma Rennie ’23 each won an individual race. Gold swam the 100-yard backstroke in a 1:03.04 fashion to secure first place. She was also successful in two other races, getting second place in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly with times of 2:03.74 and 1:01.77, respectively. She was about two-tenths of a second behind the leaders in each of these events. Rennie sprinted to first place in the 50-yard freestyle, reigning in a time of 25.40 seconds with her nearest competitor coming in 0.34 seconds behind. Also winning her race was Natalya Wozab ’20, who captured the 100 individual medley by the closest margin of the meet. She was just two-hundredths of a second faster than the runner-up with a time of 1:05.18.

Finally in the relay categories, the women’s 200-yard freestyle came in second place, just 0.07 seconds behind the Bantams. The relay team, comprised of classmates Audrey Kim ’21 and Uajda Musaku ’21, as well as Rennie and Gold, secured the runner-up spot with a time of 1:44.92. For the men, Marcelo Ohno-Machado ’21, Wohl, Zitelny and Arcemont also fell by a close margin of 0.43 seconds to Trinity, as they swam the event in 1:30.83.

This weekend, the Judges were supposed to return to the pool for another meet. However, due to renovations to Linsey Pool, the match-up has been postponed to Saturday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. This meet will now be held at Wheaton College in Norton, MA as the Judges take on Keene State University and Bridgewater State University. 

The Judges will celebrate senior night at this meet before the races begin. With the win, the men improve to 3-6 on the season, while the women fall to 2-9 with the loss.

Menu Title