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Brandeis swim and dive travels to WPI and Bentley for meets

On Nov. 4, the Brandeis men’s and women’s swim and dive teams traveled to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a meet. The men’s team competed against Babson College, The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), while the women’s team competed against Babson College, the USCGA, WPI and Smith College.

 

The men’s team lost all three of their matches and the women’s team won two out of their four matches. The men’s team scores were 137-153 against WPI, 89-201 against the USGCA and 127-163 against Babson. The women’s team scores were 178-107 against Smith, 99-184 against the USCGA, 170-100 against Babson and 145-147 against WPI. The women’s team triumphed over Smith College and Babson College, but lost to WPI and the USCGA.

 

The men’s team’s top performers were Sam Dienstag ’24 and Benjamin Lee ’26. Dienstag won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:28.23 and won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:37.87. He also placed second in the 100-yard free with a time of 48.23. Lee’s time of 1:46.08 was good for second in the 200-yard freestyle, while his time of 4:57.04 earned him third place in the 500-yard freestyle. Lee also competed in the 400-yard freestyle relay, earning third place with a time of 3:16.17.

 

The women’s team’s top performers were Bailey Gold ’23 and Audrey Teo ’26. Gold won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.40 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.27. Teo placed fourth in both the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke, with times of 1:11.86 and 2:36.03 respectively.

 

The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams also took a short journey to Bentley University for another meet on Oct. 11. Both teams lost, with the men’s team’s score being 181-114 and the women’s team’s score being 170-123. 

 

The women’s team’s top performers were Gold and Chloe Gonzalez ’25. Gold won the 200-yard butterfly and set a meet record time of 59.23 in the 100-yard butterfly, while also competing in the 200-yard medley at the meet. Gonzalez won the 100-yard freestyle race, setting a meet record time of 54.32, and also took third place in the 50-yard freestyle.

 

The men’s team’s top performers were Dienstag and Andrew Ngo ’25. Dienstag won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:29.59 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:38.33, setting meet and pool records in both races. He also competed in the 200-yard medley relay, earning second place with a time of 1:37.93. Ngo took first in his 100-yard breaststroke race with a time of 1:00.12, and also won 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:01.41.

The Brandeis men’s swim and dive team has a record of 1-4, and placed first of seven teams at the Hartwick Relays earlier this semester. The women’s swim and dive team has a record of 2-4, and also placed first of seven teams at the Hartwick Relays earlier this semester. Both the men’s team and women’s team now turn their eyes to their next meet on Nov. 19, when the USCGA comes to Brandeis for another meet.

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