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Men’s swimming sweeps while women’s splits

This past weekend the women and the men’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Bridgewater, Massachusetts, for their final away meet before heading into league competition. The men were strong and swept their two opponents, defeating Bridgewater State 152-70 and Keene State 152-70. The women easily defeated Bridgewater State 131-98, but were edged out by Keene State with a final score of 114-108. The Brandeis men improve to a 5-5 record and the women fall to a 5-8 record.

The men started off strong by winning all nine individual swimming events, along with earning wins in diving and relay events. Richard Selznick ’21 earned first in the 1000-yard freestyle by a margin of 33 seconds, finishing with a time of 10:15.99. Selznick also placed first in the 500 free by a margin of 11 seconds, finishing with a time of 4:59.58 and took second in the 200-yard individual medley with a final time of 2:05.46. Daniel Wohl ’21 won two freestyle sprints, finishing at 22.83 second in the 50 yard by a margin of eight-hundredths of a second, and finished the 200-yard race with a time of 1:46.27, winning by just under six seconds. Marcelo Ohno-Machado ’21 finished the freestyle sweep by winning the 100 with a final time of 49.70 seconds, along with coming in second place in the 200. Rookie Brendon Lu ’22 won the 200 butterfly by four and half seconds with a time of 2:05.17 and breaststroke with a time 2:16.23 winning by 0.16 seconds.

Matthew Arcemont ’20 finished off the sweep for the Judges taking the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:03.32 and came second in the 100 freestyle. Jamir Zitelny ’20 finished first in the 200 backstroke in 1:58.65, beating his previous personal best by 10 seconds. Judges finished off their victory with a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Ohno-Machado, Zitelny, Wohl and rookie Benton Ferebee ’22 winning by two seconds, finishing with a time of 1:30.33.

The top performers of the meet for the women were rookie Abbie Etzweiler ’22 and classmate Claire Xu ’22. Etzweiler earned a victory in the 1000-yard freestyle with a final time of 11:50.87, winning by over a second, and shaved six seconds off her personal collegiate best. She also earned a bronze in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:50.92. Xu claimed the victory in the 200-yard individual medley with a final time of 2:17.18 winning by more than three seconds. She also placed second in the backstroke with a time of 2:19.14. The women finished out with top performances by sophomore Audrey Kim, Uajda Musaku, Annie Huang and Kylie Herman ’19 who won the 200 freestyle relay winning by more than two seconds with a time of 1:44.89.

The Judges will head back to the pool in a dual meet on Saturday against Clark University for their Senior Night honoring Sabrina Greer and Herman.

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