- Score: No. 4 MIT 156.5, No. 17 Amherst College 139.5
- Records: No. 8 MIT (9-1); No. 17 Amherst College (5-2)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool)
- The Lead: On Senior Day, the No. 4 ranked MIT men's swimming and diving team picked up a 156.5-139.5 dual meet win over No. 17 ranked Amherst College. The victory, which was the ninth consecutive win over Amherst for MIT dating back to the 2011-12 season, gave the Engineers nine wins on the season as they remained unblemished against Division III opponents this season.
Prior to today's meet, the Engineers honored their five seniors including Bouke Edskes (Rockville, Md.), Tim Kralj (Woodinville, Wash.), Emilio Sison (Annandale, Va.), Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) and Matt Woicik (Manhattan Beach, Calif.).
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The all senior 200 medley relay of Kralj, Sison, Edskes, Ubellacker registered a first place finish in a time of 1:32.40 to kick off the meet. The quartet combined for five individual first place finishes on the day highlighted by a pair of wins by Edskes. Edskes touched the wall first in the 200-fly in an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:49.49 and first in the 200-IM in 1:52.67. Ubellacker won the 50-free in 20.67 and the 100-fly in 50.04, while Sison claimed the win in the 100-free in 45.92.
- At the conclusion of the meet, Ubellacker, Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.), Sison and Alex Ellison (Tomball, Texas) teamed up to win the 400-free relay in 3:03.84. In addition to his appearance in the final rely, Liu placed third in both the 50-free (20.97) and the 100-free (46.59).
- Trevor Carter (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) swept the distance events as he won the 1000-free in 9:45.46 and the 500-free in 4:41.23. Jaya Kambhampaty (Arlington, Va.) was the other winner for MIT in the swimming portion of the dual as he claimed first in the 100-back in 51.19.
- Samuel Song (Johns Creek, Ga.) posted a pair of runner-up finishes in his individual events as he touched the wall second in the 100-breast in 58.35 and second in the 200-breast in 2:07.07. David He (South Setauket, N.Y.) also had himself a strong day in the pool as he was second in the 200-IM in 1:55.27 and third in the 100-fly in 51.34.
- James Richardson (Mercer Island, Wash.) finished second in the 200-back in 1:52.85, while Jordan Ren (Chapel Hill, N.C.) rounded out the swimming highlights for the Engineers with his third place finishes in both the 200-free (1:43.91) and the 200-back (1:54.86).
- In the diving well, Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.) posted an NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional with a score of 451.73 for third place on the 1-meter board.
- MIT will send select student-athletes to the Boston Winter Open at Boston University next weekend, while others will prepare for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship which is scheduled to begin on February 20 in Cambridge.
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