Eph Men Finish 10th at NCAA Championships

Eph Men Finish 10th at NCAA Championships


INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Williams College men's swimming and diving team used three fantastic performances in the mile and a solid race bt its 400 free relay team Saturday night to solidify its hold on 10th place at the 2018 Div. III national championhips at the Indiana University Natatorium.

The Eph men finished with 149 points, 37 points ahead of 11th place University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

The men came up with three very good performances in the championship final of the mile Saturday. First year Jamie Lovette finished fourth, shaving off nearly five seconds from his seed time to swim the championship final in 15:32.93. First year Jackson Karofsky came in sixth with a time of 15:38.16 and sophomore Andrew Trunsky shaved more than a second of his seed time and placed seventh with a time of 15:39.68 as the Ephs picked up a whopping 40 points in that event. 

In the 400 free relay, seniors Mike Cassidy and Tim Kostolansky swam their final race as Ephs, and they made it count. Along with junior Curtis Maher and first-year Lovette, the Ephs swam to a 12th-place finish with a time of 3:02.53. 

"To have three in the top eight of the mile was huge," Ephs' head coach Steve Kuster said. "If I had to sum up the men's efforts this weekend I would say gritty. Nothing came easy, but they worked for every point and should be proud of thier top-10 finish."