MIT Rings in First Meet of New Year With Victory Over Coast Guard

Jan 11, 2014

MIT’s men’s team began the 2014 portion of its season with a dominating win over Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon, taking home the victory 203.5-74.5. The meet included atypical events – such as 50s of strokes – and the team finished the day with victories in 14 of the 16 contested events.

The Engineers began with a 1-2-3 finish in the 400 medley relay. The team of Bo Mattix, Michael Liao, Sean Corcoran and Austin Fatham touched first in 3:25.49. Immediately afterward, Tim Wall, a senior for MIT, won the 1000 freestyle, coming in at 10:09.82, followed by freshman John Matthews in second (10:13.60).

In the 200 freestyle, the Engineers again swept first through third, with senior Remy Mock leading the way with a 1:44.75. The 50 back went to Mattix (24.02), with Corcoran as runner up (24.45). Later, Mattix also won the 200 back in 1:54.77. Liao was victorious in the 50 breaststroke (26.37) as well as the 200 breaststroke (2:05.94). 

MIT destroyed the 200 butterfly, taking the top four spots led by sophomore Thomas Norris in 1:55.64. The diving events both went to the Engineers as well – senior Danil Tyulmankov swept them, taking first on one meter with 250.20, and three meter with 304.58.

Michael Lu won the 500 freestyle in 4:48.65. For the 50 butterfly, MIT showed up in force again, this time taking the top six spots, led by Fatham in a 23.18. The final individual event of the day went to freshman Alexander Luh – a 200 IM finished in 1:56.86. To close out the meet, the MIT A and C relay teams tied for first in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:27.17 while their B relay was third.

On Saturday January 18, the Engineers will face off against Tufts University.

For complete meet results, click here. 

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Hannah Saiz fell into a pool at age eleven and hasn't climbed out since. She attended Kenyon College, won an individual national title in the 2013 NCAA 200 butterfly, and post-graduation has seen no reason to exit the natatorium. Her quest for continued chlorine over-exposure has taken her to Wisconsin …

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