Fabian paces men's swimming and diving to first win since 2010

Fabian paces men's swimming and diving to first win since 2010
Max Fabian '15 (photo courtesy Sportspix.biz)

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Sophomore Max Fabian (Keene, N.H./Oak Meadow) won two events last Friday afternoon as the Brandeis University men's swimming and diving team picked up its first win of the 2012-13 season, their first since 2010 when pool issues forced the suspension of the program. The Judges defeated Bridgewater State University, 158-124, in a double-dual meet at Boston College. The Judges also fell to the host Division I Boston College Eagles, 160-110. The Brandeis women also fell to BC, 156-98.

Fabian picked up victories in the two long-distance freestyle events. He won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:09.17, winning by more than 35 seconds over a swimmer from BC. Fabian also captured the 500 free with a time of 5:07.21, a four-second margin of victory. Fabian also placed second in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.61.

The Judges had two other wins on the men's side, where rookie Brian Luk (Hong Kong/Northfield Mount Hermon) took the 50-yard free in 22.72 seconds, ahead of four BC swimmers, winning by 0.71 seconds. Luk also placed second in the 100 fly (56.28 seconds) and 200 free (1:53.76). Junior Padraig Murphy (Northampton, Mass. / Northampton) had a four-and-a-half second win on the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:09.46. He was third in the 100 back (59.27 seconds) and the 200 IM (2:09.65).

The Judges also received top-three performances from rookie David Lazarovich (Stowe, Vt. / South Burlington) in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke (1:08.56 and 2:31.20); senior Jared Goldman (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. / Cold Spring Harbor) in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly (1:02.80 and 2:29.83) and senior Niko Karkantis (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Regional)  in the 100 free (53.21 seconds).

On the women's side, the top performer was rookie Fallon Bushee (Malden, Mass. / Mystic Valley Regional Charter Sch.), who came in second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.50 seconds and third in the 100 free in 1:00.33. Senior Holly Spicer (Northampton, Mass./Northampton) also finished second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:39.80, while rookie Lauren Cruz (Redmond, Wash. / Hamilton East-Steinert) was second in the 500 free with a time of 5:37.16 and third in the 200 free (2:07.13). Sophomore diver Eliza Kopelman (Chestnut Hill, Mass. / Brookline) performing in her back yard, was third in both events, with a score of 185.30 in the 1-meter event and 171.70 in the 3-meters.

The Judges are back in action on Saturday, January 19, at Trinity College.