Men's Swimming & Diving Gets Home Opener Win Over Union

Men's Swimming & Diving Gets Home Opener Win Over Union


WILLIAMSTOWN, MA— In the second day of grueling back-to-back meets the Ephs racked up 192 points to take a victory over Union College in their home opener. With this win, Williams moves up to a record of 2-0 and sets their sights on the next meet, which will be after Thanksgiving break.   

Once again, the first-years threw together a number of strong performances to help guide the Ephmen to their win. Jamie Lovette took both the 500 freestyle, in a time of 4:46.63, and the 1000 freestyle, in a time of 9:47.44. Additionally, classmate Jackson Karofsky claimed victories of his own in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, then turned around in a tough triple to claim another win in the 400 IM with a time of 4:12.78.

Sophomore Andrew Trunsky then went on to win the 200 freestyle, posting an in-season best time of 1:44.90, and just edging out freshman Henry Marquardt. Marquardt then turned the tables, out-touching Trunsky's valiant closing speed in the 200 backstroke. In another first and second-year dual, David Pearcy narrowly edged out Lucca Delcompare in the 200 fly, taking the victory in a time of 1:55.34 to Delcompare's 1:55.55.

Senior captain Timothy Kostolansky had an exciting meet, throwing down a blazing 21.31 personal best time to take a victory in the 50 freestyle, following it up shortly after with a 50.81 to win the 100 fly, and then finished his great session splitting 46.98 on the 400 freestyle relay. His co-captain Michael Cassidy claimed his first career dual meet victory, laying down the law with a quick time of 48.83.

Despite having a much smaller team than the home Ephs, the Union team claimed victories of their own. They posted 1-2-3 finishes on both the 1 and 3 meter diving events, with Samuel Hoyt leading the way, and Joseph Perks also won the 100 backstroke in a time of 55.42.

When asked about the victory Kostolansky and Cassidy said, "It was great to be competing at home again. The energy the team brought was also exciting to see. It was a good way to begin wrapping up the pre-thanksgiving phase of our season."

The Ephs resume their meet schedule on December 2nd away at Boston College