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Brandeis swim and dive place seventh at Gompei Invitational

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. 

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