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Brandeis swimming & diving competes twice

On Saturday, Nov. 27 the Judges competed against the United States Coast Guard Academy, with both teams losing, 185-93 for women and 185-97 for men. The Judges did win first place in two individual events. 

Ema Rennie ’23 was the only winner on the women’s side, winning the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.18, and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.29. This was her season-best time for the freestyle. 

Anastasia Bekou ’25 placed second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.13. Chloe Gonzalez ’25 placed second in the 100-yard Freestyle, with a time of 55.17. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the team of Bekou, Gonzalez, Rennie and Bailey Gold ’23 took second place.  In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the team of Bekou, Gonzalez, Rennie and Gold took second place. In the 400-yard medley relay, Bekou, Gold, Rennie and Olivia Stebbins ’22 finished second. 

Andrew Ngo ’25 was the only winner on the men’s side, winning the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:59.34. This was also his season-best time. Sam Dienstag ’24 placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. 

Brendon Lu ’22 placed second in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard breaststroke, both with season best times of 1:59.73 and 2:10.38 respectively. The relay team composed of Lu, Dienstag and James Barno ’23 placed second in the 400-yard medley relay. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Dienstag, Ryan Schulken ’24 and Benton Ferebee ’22 placed third. 

On Sunday, Nov. 28 the team took on Tufts University, with both teams losing. The women’s team lost 252-41 while the men’s team lost 227-65; the men’s team won three individual events. 

Bekou finished third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.09. Gonzalez placed third in the 200-yard freestyle and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle, with times of 1:58.66 and 55.41.  In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Gold, Gonzalez, Rennie and Aubrey Cheng ’25 placed third with a time of 1:41.62. In the 200-yard medley relay Bekou, Gold and Stebbins placed fourth, with a time of 1:53.79. 

Lu won the 100-yard breaststroke race with a time of 59.59 as well as the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:09.35. This was his season-best time for the 200-yard breaststroke. Dienstag won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.74. Dienstag, Ferebee, Ngo and Dylan Levy ’24 placed third in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:31.95. Barno, Ferebee, Lu and Ngo placed third in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:37.29. 

The Judges’ next meet will take place at the Gompei Invitational, which runs from Friday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 5.

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