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Brandeis swimming falls to Waltham rival Bentley University

The Brandeis swimming and diving team swam against the Bentley University Falcons on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Judges men’s team lost out to the Falcons 162-132; the Judges women’s team lost 188-99. Despite this, the Judges won several races against the Falcons and simultaneously obtained several season-best times. The men’s team obtained 11 best times, and the women’s team obtained 17 best times throughout the meet.

Brendon Lu ’22 won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:12.37, with the closest Bentley swimmer Tanner Eisenhut coming in third place completing the event with a time of 2:17.06. Lu also won the 100-yard breaststroke event in a time of 59.47, with Bentley swimmer Zach Papsco milliseconds behind at 59.50. Lu also won the 200-yard Individual Medley (IM) with a time of 1:59.93.

Sam Dienstag ’24 also won two races throughout the event. Dienstag won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:50.98, and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.74.

Many other individuals on the men’s team won a race throughout the event. Benton Ferebee ’22 won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.46 seconds, while James Barno ’23 was able to complete the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 52.97 seconds. Additionally, working together in the 200-yard freestyle relay event, Andrew Ngo ’25, Ido Petel ’24, Dienstag and Ferebee were able to beat Bentley’s relay team with a time of 1:29.51

The women’s team also had several event winners over the course of the event. In Particular, Bailey Gold ’23 won both of her individual events and her relay event. Gold won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:10.23, beating out Falcon Mona Rejiritski, who came in second place with a time of 2:15.85. Gold also won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 59.55 seconds, clinching the win over second place Falcon Jordan Nuzback, who had a time of  1:00.22. Additionally, Gold was joined by Monica Iizuka ’24, Olivia Stebbins ’22 and Ema Rennie ’23 in the 200-yard Medley Relay to win against the Falcons with a time of 1:52.53.

The Judges will next compete on Saturday Nov. 20 against the United States Coast Guard Academy and on Sunday Nov. 21 against Tufts University. Both of these meets will be away meets.


Editor’s note: Jonathan Ayash is a staff writer for The Brandeis Hoot and did not contribute to the writing or editing of this article. 


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