Men's Swimming & Diving Hosting NESCAC Championships Thursday - Sunday

Men's Swimming & Diving Hosting NESCAC Championships Thursday - Sunday

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WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – This weekend The Samuelson–Muir Pool on the campus of Williams College will be the setting for the 20th Men's NESCAC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Host Williams has won 17 of the previous NESCAC titles including last year's title. Tufts, a serious contender for top honors this winter, won in 2018 and Middlebury won the second ever NESCAC title back in 2002, before Williams ran off 15 in a row from 2003 to 2017.

Four teams in the championships are ranked in the top 25 in NCAA DII:

Williams – 8th

Tufts – 10th 

Amherst – 12th 

Bates -- 24th

Eph head coach Steve Kuster has been at the helm of the Williams team for all 17 of their NESCAC titles. Kuster commented, "I think this weekend's men's NESCACs is going to be an outstanding meet. As evidenced at the women's meet the level and quality of competition in this league is extremely high." 

"If our men are going to be in the mix on the last day we will need all 24 guys firing on all cylinders for 3.5 days," Kuster added. "Certainly not an easy task, but I know the group is motivated."

The  2020  NESCAC  Men's Swimming and Diving Championships begin on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 PM with  the  finals  of  the  800  freestyle  relay. 

Competition on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday begins with preliminary heats at 10 a.m. Finals are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets will be sold at the door and the doors open 90 minutes prior to the preliminaries and finals. A live webcast will be available at NESCAC.com, on Roku, AppleTV, and Amazon Fire (search NESCAC Network). Results will be available throughout the weekend at NESCAC.com and via Twitter @NESCAC

Heading into the 2020 NESCAC Championship, 13 champions return to compete at this year's event.

2019 RECAP

Williams won  the  NESCAC Men's  Swimming &  Diving Championships for  the  17th time   in 19 years. The Ephs won eight individual events and one  relay  to  total  1,822  points. Tufts was the NESCAC Runner-up with 1,775.5 points. Amherst (1,506 points), Bowdoin (1,019.5 points), and Bates (878.5 points) rounded out the top five teams.


FREESTYLE

Tufts senior Roger Gu (Ashland, Mass.) returns to defend his title in the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Gu is the NESCAC record holder in both events and set new meet records in both races last year. Gu enters the 50 freestyle as the top seed (19.71) as he goes for his third straight title. Amherst sophomore Scott Romeyn (Durham, Conn.), last year's runner-up and the 2019 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, is seeded second (20.50), and Tufts first-year Peter LaBarge (Indianapolis, Ind.) owns the third-fastest time this season (20.68). Tufts senior Costa Camerano (Brookville, N.Y.) was third in 2019 and is also in the field.   Gu leads the field in the 100 freestyle with a time of 43.97 this season. He is followed by Romeyn (45.38) and Connecticut College junior Charlie Adl (New Canaan, Conn.) (45.94).

Williams swimmers won the other four freestyle  races  in  2019.  Junior  Jamie Lovette (Ithaca,  N.Y.) is the defending champion at the 200 and 500-yard distances. He set a NESCAC meet record in the 200 freestyle last season  and  is  the  top  seed  with a time of 1:40.71.Tufts  sophomore Victor Vollbrechthausen (Westfield, N.J.) (1:41.17) and Adl (1:41.53) are ranked 2-3. Lovette owns the second-best time in  the 500-yard race (4:36.29), behind Tufts junior John Lalime (Vero Beach, Fla.)  (4:35.15). A pair of Ephs, junior Jackson Karofsky (Tenafly, N.J.) and senior Andrew  Trunsky  (Birmingham,  Mich.) finished second and third last  year and will compete in the event this season.

Trunsky is seeded  third  (9:41.57)  as  he  attempts  the  four-year  sweep  of  the  1000  freestyle.  Lalime  has  the  fastest  time  this  year  (9:25.57),  followed by last year's runner-up,  Jared  Nussbaum  (Ridgefield,  Conn.),  a  junior  from  Connecticut  College.  The  Ephs  have  dominated  the  1650  freestyle  over  the  last  three  years.  Karofsky  is  the  defending  champion,  Lovette  claimed  the  title  in  2018,  and  Trunsky  won  the  event  in  2017.  All  three  swimmers  have a top-five time  this  year.  Lalime  leads  all  swimmers  with  a  time  of  9:25.57 and is followed by Lovette  (9:38.36)  and  Nussbaum  (9:40.62).

BACKSTROKE

Tufts' Kingsley Bowen, the 2019 NESCAC Swimmer of the Year and 4-Year High Point Swimmer, has graduated, creating an opportunity for a new champion to be crowned in all three backstroke events. Bates first-year Nathan Berry (Augusta, Maine) is the top seed in the event with a time of23.13. Tufts sophomore Nate Tingen (Yorba Linda, Calif.) owns a time of  23.25,  and Amherst  first-year  Kevin Ma (Stirling,  N.J.)  (23.33)  rounds  out the top three swimmers. Both the runner-up, Bowdoin sophomore  Ted  Mebust  (Cooperstown,  N.Y.),  and  the  third-place  finisher,  Williams sophomore Nick Whitcomb (Northampton, Mass.), from a year ago return to race this season. In the 100 backstroke, Tufts first-year Joshua Balbi (Lake Worth,   Fla.) is the only swimmer to post  a  time  under 50 seconds  (49.84)  this  season  and  is  the  top  seed. Tingen is ranked  second  (50.15) and Amherst senior Craig Smith (Chicago, Ill.), last  year's  runner-up,  is  third  (50.65).  Whitcomb also placed  third  in  the  100  backstroke  in  2019  and  will  compete in the event again this year. In the 200 backstroke, Smith owns  the  fastest  time  this  season  at  1:50.02.  He  was  the  runner-up  in  the  event  last  year. Tingen is seeded second (1:51.07) and Williams sophomore Paul Leclerc (Los Angeles, Calif.), the third-place finisher last year, is third (1:51.76).

BREASTSTROKE

Amherst senior Sean Mebust (Cooperstown, N.Y.) returns for his final NESCAC Championship meet and is the defending champion in the 50 and 200 breaststroke events. He finished as the runner-up at the 100-yard distance last season. Mebust leads the field in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 26.10. Bates senior Matt Charest (Lewiston, Maine), the third-place finisher a year ago, is scheduled to compete in the event. There will be a new champion   in the 100 breaststroke. Mebust has the second-fastest time this season (56.35), behind Tufts sophomore Tar Tar Jarusinchai (Nonthaburi, Thailand) (56.28). Mebust will attempt to complete a four-year sweep in the 200 breaststroke, as he enters the meet with the fastest time this season at 2:03.93.

BUTTERFLY

All three champions in the butterfly events from 2019 return. Amherst senior Jack Koravos (Westford, Mass.) has been the fastest in the pool this season in the 50 butterfly with a time of 22.90 and is the defending NESCAC Champion. Tufts' Camerano, last year's runner-up, will compete in the race and Williams sophomore Zeb Hart (Pepper Pike, Ohio), a third-place finisher in 2019, owns the second-best time this season (23.09). Williams junior David Pearcy (Fredericksburgh, Va.) looks to defend his title in the 100 butterfly and has the third-best time this season (50.89). Tufts' Balbi (49.52) and Koravos (50.54), the 2019 runner-up, are ranked 1-2. Williams senior Lucca Delcompare (Naples, Fla.) will attempt to win the 200 butterfly for the third straight year, as he owns the best time in the event this season at 1:52.14. Tufts senior Trevor Serman (New York, N.Y.) has the second-fastest time (1:52.76) and Pearcy, last year's runner-up, is seeded third with a time of 1:53.55. Sophomore Sean Tan (Tenafly, N.J.) of Williams, the third-place finisher a year ago, is slated to compete in the even
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INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

The defending champions in the 200 IM and 400 IM, Jarusinchai of Tufts and Karofsky of Williams return in 2020. Jarusinchai has the fastest time in the 200 this season (1:52.51) and Leclerc of Williams, a third-place finisher in the event last season, is scheduled to compete in the event. Karofsky holds the top time in the 400 (4:07.78), just edging out Connecticut College sophomore Colin Merrill (Glastonbury, Conn.) (4:07.87), last year's runner-up.
 
DIVING

A new diving champion will be crowned on both boards at the 2020 championship. Former Bowdoin diver Mitch Ryan, who had won both events over the past two championships, graduated. Kobe Tray (Cheshire, Conn.) of Williams (500.85 points) leads a trio of first-year divers at the top of the leader board in the 1-meter event. Amherst senior Bennett Fagan (Oakton, Va.), the 2019 runner-up, also returns to the field this year. Tray also owns the top mark on the 3-meter board (489.68). Sophomore Tom Amsbry (Pasadena, Calif.) of Amherst was the runner-up in the event last season and Fagan placed third as both Mammoth divers compete in the event.
 
RELAYS

Tufts won three of the five relay races in 2019. The Jumbos own the top time in the 200 freestyle (1:22.10), ahead of 2019 runner-up Amherst (1:23.24), as they look to defend their title. Amherst is the defending champion in the 400 freestyle and has the second-fastest time this season (3:04.82), behind 2018 champion Tufts (3:03.56), and ahead of 2017 champion, Williams (3:07.30). The Ephs won the 800 freestyle title in 2019 and own the third-best time entering the championship meet (6:53.17). Tufts has posted the fastest time (6:45.25) this season and Amherst has the second-best time in the event (6:51.30). Tufts is the defending champion in the 200 and 400 medley relays carrying the best time of the season into the NESCAC Championship at 1:30.07 and 3:21.13, respectively. Amherst and Williams were the second- and third-place finishers in both events in 2019 and rank 2-3 heading into both events.

Results from the NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will be available throughout the weekend at NESCAC.com.

 

50-YARD FREESTYLE

 

 

50-YARD BUTTERFLY

 

2019 Champion

19.89 #

Roger Gu, Tufts

2019 Champion

22.19

Jack Koravos, Amherst

2018 Champion

19.95

Roger Gu, Tufts

2018 Champion

21.70 *#

Timothy Kostolansky, Williams

2017 Champion

20.48

Michael Fothergill, Connecticut College

2017 Champion

22.06

Timothy Kostolansky, Williams

100-YARD FREESTYLE

 

 

100-YARD BUTTERFLY

 

 

2019 Champion

43.78 #

Roger Gu, Tufts

2019 Champion

48.95

David Pearcy, Williams

2018 Champion

44.47

Karl Sarier, Bowdoin

2018 Champion

48.73

Kaison Ifill, Connecticut College

2017 Champion

44.83

Theodore Pender, Bates

2017 Champion

47.76 #

Benjamin Lin, Williams

200-YARD FREESTYLE

2019 Champion

 

1:37.82 #

 

James Lovette, Williams

200-YARD BUTTERFLY

2019 Champion

 

1:48.42

 

Lucca Delcompare, Williams

2018 Champion

1:37.89

Karl Sarier, Bowdoin

2018 Champion

1:48.68

Lucca Delcompare, Williams

2017 Champion

1:38.34

Karl Sarier, Bowdoin

2017 Champion

1:49.39

James McElduff, Tufts

500-YARD FREESTYLE

2019 Champion

 

4:27.39

 

James Lovette, Williams

200-YARD IM

2019 Champion

 

1:51.09

 

Tar Tar Jarusinchai, Tufts

2018 Champion

4:29.60

Jamie Lovette, Williams

2018 Champion

1:50.07

Karl Sarier, Bowdoin

2017 Champion

4:33.15

Eric Wong, Amherst

2017 Champion

1:49.73 #

Karl Sarier, Bowdoin

1,000-YARD FREESTYLE

2019 Champion

 

9:15.52

 

Andrew Trunsky, Williams

400-YARD IM

2019 Champion

 

3:53.64

 

Jackson Karofsky, Williams

2018 Champion

9:24.68

Andrew Trunsky, Williams

2018 Champion

3:56.65

James McElduff, Tufts

2017 Champion

9:22.70

Andrew Trunsky, Williams

2017 Champion

3:56.61

AJ Pite, Connecticut College

1,650-YARD FREESTYLE

2019 Champion

 

15:31.10

 

Jackson Karofsky, Williams

1-METER DIVING (11 dives)

 

 

2018 Champion

15:37.40

Jamie Lovette, Williams

2019 Champion

465.90

Mitchell Ryan, Bowdoin

2017 Champion

15:44.05

Andrew Trunsky, Williams

2018 Champion

480.95

Mitchell Ryan, Bowdoin

 

50-YARD BACKSTROKE

 

 

2017 Champion

515.60

Matthew Rohrer, Tufts

2019 Champion

22.48

Kinglsey Bowen, Tufts

3-METER DIVING (11 dives)

 

 

2018 Champion

22.24

Kingsley Bowen, Tufts

 

 

 

2017 Champion

21.91

Benjamin Lin, Williams

2019 Champion

498.35

Mitchell Ryan, Bowdoin

 

 

 

2018 Champion

458.10

Mitchell Ryan, Bowdoin

100-YARD BACKSTROKE

2019 Champion

 

48.42

 

Kingsley Bowen, Tufts

2017 Champion

542.90

Matthew Rohrer, Tufts

2018 Champion

48.72

Kingsley Bowen, Tufts

200-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY

 

 

2017 Champion

 

200-YARD BACKSTROKE

49.47

Michael Fothergill, Connecticut College

2019 Champion

2018 Champion

2017 Champion

1:21:21 *#

1:21.64

1:21.35

Tufts

Connecticut College Connecticut College

2019 Champion

2018 Champion

1:46.48

1:46.88

Kingsley Bowen, Tufts

Kingsley Bowen, Tufts

 

400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY

 

 

2017 Champion

 

50-YARD BREASTSTROKE

1:45.88 #

Benjamin Lin, Williams

2019 Champion

2018 Champion

2017 Champion

3:00.29 #

3:00.79

3:01.39

Amherst

Tufts Williams

2019 Champion

25.54

Sean Mebust, Amherst

 

 

 

2018 Champion

25.07

Elijah Spiro, Amherst

800-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY

 

 

2017 Champion

 

100-YARD BREASTSTROKE

24.95

Elijah Spiro, Amherst

2019 Champion

2018 Champion

2017 Champion

6:34.03 *#

6:40.85

6:44.83

Williams

Williams Amherst

2019 Champion

55.64

Jack Melnick, Williams

2016 Champion

6:49.22

Tufts

2018 Champion

55.38

Elijah Spiro, Amherst

 

 

 

2017 Champion

55.23

Elijah Spiro, Amherst

200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY

2019 Champion

 

1:29.26

 

Tufts

200-YARD BREASTSTROKE

2019 Champion

 

2:00.17

 

Sean Mebust, Amherst

2018 Champion

2017 Champion

1:29.84

1:30.12

Amherst

Amherst

2018 Champion

2017 Champion

2:00.60

2:00.36

Sean Mebust, Amherst

Sean Mebust, Amherst

 

400-YARD MEDLEY RELAY

 

 

 

 

* - NESCAC record; # - NESCAC

 

 

meet record

 

2019 Champion

2018 Champion

2017 Champion

3:16.43 #

3:17.86

3:18.20

Tufts Tufts

Williams