Gonzalez Wins Four Events as Tartans Sweep Double-Dual Meet

Gonzalez Wins Four Events as Tartans Sweep Double-Dual Meet

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team hosted its third straight meet on Saturday, November 11 when Grove City College and Washington and Lee University visited Pittsburgh. The Tartans won the double-dual meet with scores of 191-70 against Washington and Lee and 202-59 against Grove City.

Freshman Max Gonzalez (Allison Park, Pa. / North Allegheny) won four events on the afternoon. The meet started with a Tartan top finish in the 200-yard medley relay, as Gonzalez was joined by freshman Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va. / George Mason), senior Matthew Chu (Warren, N.J. / Saint Peter's Prep) and sophomore Richard Deng (West Windsor, N.J. / West Windsor Plainsboro South) with a time of 1:33.85.

Gonzalez had three individual top finishes, as he touched the wall in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.28 and then recorded a time of 52.40 in the 100-yard butterfly. His third first place finish was in the 200-yard IM where he touched in 1:56.54 and led the sweep in the event. Junior Jack Lance (Lititz, Pa. / Warwick) and sophomore Connor Clayton (Simpsonville, S.C. / Mauldin) finished second and third, with times of 2:00.77 and 2:00.89, respectively.

Sophomore Ben Baxter (Bernardsville, N.J. / Bernards) led another Tartans sweep when he touched the wall with a time of 1:57.60 in the 200-yard backstroke. Freshman Jeremy Tinucci (Castle Rock, Colo. / Rock Canyon) placed second with a time of 1:58.61 and senior Michael DiBacco (Batavia, N.Y. / Batavia) touched in 1:58.79 for third.

Freshman Brandon Li (Aurora, Colo. / Cherry Creek) won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.75 while Britton was first in the 100-yard backstroke after touching the wall in 52.61. Deng collected an individual win in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.49 and junior Winston Chu (Warren, N.J. / Saint Peter's Prep) touched first in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:10.62.

The last win of the day came in the 200-yard freestyle relay when Britton, Deng, and sophomores Sam Hawke (Malvern, Pa. / Episcopal Academy) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (Montgomery, N.J. / Montgomery) finished in a 1:25.99.

The Tartans will next be in the pool on Thursday, November 30 at the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College.