(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team began the season at home against Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, October 28. The Tartans won the meet by a score of 194-89.
The Tartans opened and closed the meet with victories in the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay. Sophomore Richard Deng (West Windsor, N.J. / West Windsor Plainsboro South), senior Matthew Chu (Warren, N.J. / Saint Peter's Prep), freshman Max Gonzalez (Allison Park, Pa. / North Allegheny), and sophomore Sam Hawke (Malvern, Pa. / Episcopal Academy) won the medley relay in 1:34.71 while freshman Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va. / George Mason), Gonzalez, Deng, and Hawke touched first in the freestyle relay in 1:25.27.
Freshman Andrew Joyner (Holly Springs, N.C. / Tar Heel Springs Academy) won the 1000-yard freestyle for the Tartans in 9:58.14 with sophomore Daniel Li (Charlotte, N.C. / Providence) winning the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.80.
Gonzalez earned a win in the 200-yard freestyle by touching first in 1:43.65 and later won the 100-yard butterfly in 52.27.
Hawke led a sweep of the 50-yard freestyle in 21.95 with Britton touching second in 22.05 and sophomore Ryan Fitzpatrick (Montgomery, N.J. / Montgomery) third in 22.13. Hawke later won the 100-yard freestyle, an event the Tartans also swept, in 47.59.
Deng touched just ahead of sophomore Ben Baxter (Bernardsville, N.J. / Bernards) in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.04 while Baxter touched in 54.33.
Junior Winston Chu (Warren, N.J. / Saint Peter's Prep) won the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.33, which was 1.20 seconds ahead of his brother, Matthew, in second place. Winston also won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:09.52 with sophomore Connor Clayton (Simpsonville, S.C. / Mauldin) touching second in 2:12.45.
Junior Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass. / CRLS) won the 1-meter diving event with 253.92 points and the 3-meter diving event with 261.15 points. Sophomore Evan Hill (Knoxville, Tenn. / Bearden) placed second on the 3-meter diving board with 184.65 points.
The Tartans will next host Clarion University on Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m.