Women's swimming and diving defeats Bridgewater State in tri-meet

KEENE, N.H. – Competing at a tri-meet against Keene State College and Bridgewater State University, the Brandeis Swimming and Diving teams had some admirable performances. The women, who had several top performances out due to illness, grabbed a win, 157-77, against Bridgewater State, but fell to host Keene State, 150-87. The men were victorious against both opponents, defeating Keene State, 155-69, and Bridgewater, 123-112.

The Judges had seven winners on the afternoon. On the men's side, freshman Richard Selznick (Las Vegas, Nev. / Palos Verde) and his classmate Daniel Wohl (Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill) were the sole multiple winners, taking two races each. Selznick took the 1000 -yard freestyle by over 40 seconds with a time of 10:14.52 and also was victorious in the 500 free, completing that race in 5:02.48. Wohl took a pair of 200-yard events, the freestyle and the breaststroke. In the 200 he posted a time of 1:47.25, over five seconds better than any other competitor, while in the breaststroke he won with a time of 2:18.85. The other winner for the men was freshman Marcelo Ohno-Machado (San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines), who took the 100 free in 49.97. He also backed up Wohl in the 200, taking second place (1:52.56).

For the women, freshman Emily McGovern (Chatham, N.J. / Chatham) won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:23.08. She also came in second in the 200 breaststroke, at 2:36.50. Classmate Annie Huang (Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill) posted a time of 57.38 in the 100 freestyle to take the top spot. Junior Kylie Herman (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay) posted three podium finishes, in the 200 free (second, 2:04.03), 200 butterfly (third, 2:22.70), and 500 free (second, 5:31.36).

The men had a handful of second-place finishes, with one each from Ohno-Machado, sophomore Tamir Zitelny (Syosset, N.Y. / Syosset) (200 butterfly, 2:01.27), and freshman Joe Beletti-Naccarato (Delmar, N.Y. / Bethlehem Central) (200 back, 2:05.11), and two from rookie Chase Chen (Villanova, Penn. / The Hill School), in the 50 (23.16) and 100 (50.11) freestyle races.

The women and the men each had second place finishes in the 400 medley; the women finished with a time of 4:23.68 and the men with 3:43.60.

Both squads are back in action at home for Senior Day on Saturday, February 3, against Clark at 1 PM.

--Corey Cohen '18