The men of the U.S. Naval Academy posted wins tonight against Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University to finish off their regular season with a 12-1 record. The meet was originally going to be a single dual against Columbia, but Penn State rescheduled to join the meet after their dual was snowed out last weekend.
The Navy wins came 196-92 over Columbia and 161-131 over Penn State.
The Mids took their first victory of the night in the 200 medley, when David Carlson, Marlin Brutkiewicz, Ryan Bailey, and Bjorn Davis teamed up to clock a 1:29.76. Penn State finished second in 1:31.06
Carlson swept the backstroke events with 49.84 in the 100 back, just ahead of Penn State’s Tomer Zamir‘s 49.98. Carlson’s 200 back win came in at 1:49.12. His teammate Brutkiewicz also grabbed a pair of wins with 55.20 in the 100 breast and 2:01.87 in the 200 breast, as did Navy’s Jonathan Debaugh, who took the 100 fly in 49.26 and the 200 fly in 1:48.03.
Navy also won the sprint freestyle events; Michael Bundas won the 50 free in 20.63 and Joseph Jaime won the 100 in 45.67. Their other wins came in the 500 free (Thomas Duvall: 4:30.25) and the 200 backstroke (David Carlson: 1:49.12).
Penn State’s relay win came in the 400 free relay, where Matthew Stasiunas, JP Cervone, Ryan O’Neill, and Zach Kantz finished in 3:02.54.
Stansiunas won the 1000 free in 9:17.99, and Cervone won the 200 free in 1:39.11 in a very close race with Navy’s Jaime, who finished in 1:38.27. Penn State diver Hector Boissier added a win in the 1-meter with 375.25 points, and David Gross won the 200 IM in 1:55.35.
Columbia’s sole win came off the 3-meter, where Jayden Pantel scored 374.30 points.