Records Fall in 171-107 Win Over Colby
Contact: Ben Badua
WATERVILLE, Maine - The Amherst men’s swimming and diving team notched its second dual-meet victory of the 2013-14 campaign with a 171-107 win over Colby College.
The Jeffs’ 200-yard medley relay team of Aron Reynolds ’14, Tom Zhang ’16, Reed Patterson ’17 and Connor Sholtis ’15 got the afternoon started with a first-place time of 1:38.47. Amherst’s Parker Moody ’14, Reeven Nathan ’16 and Sam Cagenello ’15 took the top three spots in the 1000-yard freestyle with times of 10:11.70, 10:17.73 and 10:26.66, respectively, while Keegan Simmons ’17, John Brody ’17 and Vic Sun ’16 were the top finishers in the 200-yard freestyle. Simmons placed less than four tenths of a second ahead of Brody with a time of 1:49.38, while Sun rounded out the top-three with a time of 1:50.38.
It was once again the Purple & White going 1-2-3 in the 100-yard backstroke, led by senior Tyler Bulakul’s pool record time of 52.50, besting the old mark set in 2004 (52.72). Conor Deveney ’15 finished second with a time of 53.07, followed by Brandon Brown ’15 (56.61) in third. First-year Greg Han, Alex Kang ’15 and Steven Goldberg ’16 were the three fastest swimmers in the 100-yard breaststroke clocking in at 1:00.54, 1:04.12 and 1:04.30, respectively.
Continuing to roll in the 200-butterfly, Jeff Anderson ’16 broke a two year old pool record with a time of 1:55.51, with Michael Rochford ’15 and Connor Haley ’17 finishing second (2:04.11) and third (2:04.25). Colby’s Vincent Galea ’15 picked up the Mules’ first win of the day with a 21.83 in the 50-yard freestyle, before Colin White ’14 got Amherst back on track with a victory in the 3-meter dive (234.15).
Sholtis was just over two tenths of a second faster than Galea in the 100-yard freestyle, clocking in at 47.44, while Rochford touched in just before Reynolds in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:00.22. Han set a pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:10.25, while Bulakul broke another mark with a time of 50.72 in the 100-yard butterfly. Asher Lichtig ’16 and White each set pool records in the 1-meter dive with scores of 310.60 and 309.40, respectively, while Anderson won the final individual event of the meet with a time of 1:59.49 in the 200-yard IM.
Amherst returns to action on Monday, Nov. 25 at Wesleyan.