Tartans Top Three Others to Begin Season

Tartans Top Three Others to Begin Season

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team topped Case Western Reserve University, Clarion University and Gannon University on Saturday, October 31 in its home quad meet to begin the season. The Tartans defeated Case Western 188-109, Clarion 216-83 and Gannon 229-68.

The 200-yard medley relay team of junior Sivan Mehta (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), sophomore Matthew Chu (Warren, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep), junior Brian Walsh (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) and freshman Jack Dangremond (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy) took first with at ime of 1:35.32 while the 200-yard freestyle relay team of junior Brian Jay (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga), Dangremond, Walsh and sophomore Josh Taekman (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) placed first in 1:27.34.

In between the relays, freshman Mitchell Riek (Sunland, Calif./Bishop Alemany) started his career with three first-place finishes. He opened with a first-place showing in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:42.97, then touched first in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.33 before closing the meet with a victory in the 200-yard IM in 1:57.05.

Mehta won the 100-yard backstroke in 53.88 and placed second in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:58.74. Senior Jay Jin (Canton, Mich./Canton) was just behind Mehta in the 100-yard backstroke, touching second in 53.98.

The Chu brothers, Matthew and freshman Winston, placed one-two in the 100-yard breaststroke with Matthew touching first in 58.06 and Winston second in 58.37.

The 50-yard freestyle saw Dangremond touch in 21.49 to win the event while Jay finished second in 21.76. Dangremond then won the 100-yard freestyle in 47.03. Jay later won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:11.43.

Walsh picked up a win in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.24 and earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.00.

In diving, freshman Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass./CRLS) placed fourth on the 1-meter board scoring 239.05 points and fourth on the 3-meter board with 231.55 points.

The Tartans return to the pool on Saturday, November 7 when they travel to Grove City College to face the Wolverines and the University of Rochester at 1:00 p.m.