The Judges competed at the Gompei Invitational at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, Dec. 5. They earned 3,400 points during the three-day competition. Two new school records were set in one event by the women.
Chloe Gonzalez ’25 set Brandeis’ record with a time of 53.46 in the 100-yard freestyle, however, in the next heat, Ema Rennie ’23 broke Gonzalez’s record with a time of 53.41. Rennie also placed eighth. In the 400-yard freestyle relay event, Gonzalez, Rennie, Bailey Gold ’23 and Monica Iizuka ’24 placed fifth, while also setting a new school record with a time of 3:37. In the 200-yard butterfly, Gold placed second with a time of 2:07.42. In the 200-yard backstroke, Iizuka placed ninth with a time of 2:11.33. On the entire team, 13 events qualified for individual finals.
The men’s team also had 13 events that qualified for individual finals. Sam Dienstag ’24 won the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:44.82; the second-place swimmer was over 30 seconds behind. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Dienstag, Benton Ferebee ’22, Brendon Lu ’22 and Dylan Levy ’24 finished ninth, with a time of 3:12.16. In the 50-yard breaststroke, Seth Shin ’24 placed fourth with a time of 27.61. Andrew Ngo ’25 placed eighth in the 100-yard individual medley, with a time of 54.56, while Tal Spector ’25 finished the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:58.90, placing 10th.
The swimmers are back in the pool on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1:00 p.m. They will compete against Bridgewater State and Keene State.