(SHENANDOAH, Texas) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team finished the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in 19th place when the meet concluded Saturday, March 18. Sophomores Mitchell Riek (Sunland, Calif./Bishop Alemany) and Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass./CRLS) finished the meet as All-Americans for the second straight year.
On Saturday, Riek swam the 1,650-yard freestyle in a career-best time of 15:35.67 to win his heat and place ninth overall. His finish earned him his second All-America Honorable Mention honor of his career.
Riek also recorded two All-America performances during the championship meet when he finished seventh in the 200-yard butterfly and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle.
Bamforth just missed diving in the consolation finals of the 3-meter diving event Saturday when he was less than three points shy of qualifying 16th. Bamforth did compete in the championship finals of the 1-meter board Thursday and finished eighth to become the first men's diver in Tartans history to accomplish the feat.