Bamforth Breaks Own School Record; Tartans Finish Fifth at UAA Championships

Bamforth Breaks Own School Record; Tartans Finish Fifth at UAA Championships

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team finished fifth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships hosted by Emory University from February 14-17. The Tartans finished the meet with 902.5 points while Emory was crowned team champions with 1,725 points.

Junior diver Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass. / CRLS) picked up his second second-place finish on Saturday when he scored a career-best and school record tally of 565.85 points on the 1-meter diving board. Senior DeShawn Green (Newport News, Va. / Warwick) also recorded a career-best score and earned placement at the NCAA Regional Diving Championship with 440.70 points and an eighth-place finish.

Freshman Andrew Joyner (Holly Springs, N.C. / Tar Heel Springs Academy) swam the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:04.97 to finish fifth for the Tartans. In the sprint freestyle Saturday, sophomore Sam Hawke (Malvern, Pa. / Episcopal Academy) led the Tartans with a 15th-place finish in 46.83 while freshman James Kirkby (West Chester, Pa. / West Chester East) finished the 100-yard sprint at the same time.

Junior Winston Chu (Warren, N.J. / Saint Peter's Prep) was the top finisher for the Tartans in the 200-yard breaststroke when he touched 11th in 2:04.97.

The 200-yard butterfly witnessed sophomores Rip Lyster (Naples, Fla. / Gulf Coast) and Alessandro Rastelli (Norwell, Mass. / Norwell) finish 12-13 with times of 1:53.22 and 1:53.70.

The 400-yard freestyle relay of freshman Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va. / George Mason), freshman Max Gonzalez (Allison Park, Pa. / North Allegheny), sophomore Richard Deng (West Windsor, N.J. / West Windsor Plainsboro South), and Hawke finished the meet off with a fifth-place finish in a time of 3:02.92.

The Tartans will next compete at the Kenyon College Last Chance Meet on Saturday, February 24 before bids for the NCAA Championships are released.