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Swim and dive fall at weekend meets

Since The Hoot’s last publication, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in two meets. The first was on Saturday, Nov. 18, where the Judges traveled to the Coast Guard Academy to compete against their hosts, ultimately losing 75-129 for the women’s team and 53-130 for the men’s team. The next day, Sunday, Nov. 19, the teams traveled to Tufts University, where the hosts defeated Brandeis 149-116 for the women and 138-104 for the men.


In the women’s meets, the Judges’ swimmers won five events against the Coast Guard Bears and one event against the Tufts Jumbos. Josie Kearns ’27 won both of her events against the Bears, scoring 183.45 points on the 1-meter board and 165.82 on the 3-meter board. Chloe Gonzalez ’25 won the 200-meter freestyle event with a time of 1:59.50—two seconds above the Bears’ runner-up. Gonzalez won the same event against the Jumbos as well, with a time of 1:58.18, winning by 0.7 seconds. Monica Iizuka ’24 won the 50-meter freestyle event with a time of 25.15 seconds—a 0.05-second win—and the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:00.91.


On the men’s side, though the team did not win any events, there were some strong highlights. Benjamin Lee ’26 finished second in a number of events. Against Coast Guard, the swimmer had a time of 1:46.28 in the 200-meter freestyle, four seconds off the winning time, as well as a time of 49.49 in the 100-meter freestyle—one second out of first place. Lee finished second in the 200-meter freestyle against Tufts as well with a time of 1:45.74, and edged the win by 1/500 of a second in the 200-meter individual medley event with a time of 1:59.76. Gerald Deng ’25 placed second in the 100-meter butterfly against the Bears with a time of 55.61 seconds. Finally, Riley Pasicaran ’27 finished in second place in the 100-meter backstroke against Coast Guard with a time of 55.72 seconds—0.58 seconds away from first place.


After these meets, the record for this season for the women’s swimming and diving team stands at 1-7 while the men’s team stands at 1-6.


The Judges’ swimming and diving teams will next travel today to Worcester Polytechnic Institute to participate in the 2023 Gompei Invitational.

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