Tufts Maintains Lead at NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships

Tufts Maintains Lead at NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships

Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information / Photo courtesy of Brain Beard (www.CIPhotography.com)

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Tufts University men's swimming & diving team maintained a slim lead over Williams after day two of competition at the 2018 NESCAC Championship hosted by Bowdoin College.

The Jumbos (1173 points) own a 12-point lead over the Ephs (1161) entering the final day of competition, followed by Amherst (1057.5). Bowdoin (732.5) vaulted Connecticut College (731.5) by a single point to sit in fourth place.

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Tufts boasted two individual winners apiece as they fended off Williams for the top spot overall. The Jumbos got wins from James McElduff in the 400-yard IM (3:56.65), followed by another victory from Kingsley Bowen in the 100-yard backstroke, who established a new Greason Pool record in the process (48.22).

The Ephs received a first-place showing from Andrew Trunsky in the 100-yard freestyle (9:24.68), who also contributed to Williams' first-place finish in the session-ending 800-yard freestyle relay in a NESCAC Meet-record time of 6:40.85 with teammates Lucca Delcompare, Henry Marquardt and Jamie Lovette.

Amherst's Elijah Spiro and Bowdoin's Karl Sarier both earned their second individual win of the championship in Saturday's action. Spiro claimed the 100-yard breakstroke in a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Mammoths in the final (55.38), setting a new pool record. Sarier pulled away from the field in the 200-yard freestyle in a meet-record pace of 1:37.89 for the Polar Bears.

Kaison Ifill accounted for the other individual title winner of the evening, taking first in the 100-yard butterfly for Connecticut College in a pool-record time of 48.73.

Amherst's 200-yard medley relay squad of Craig Smith, Spiro, Sam Spurrell and Jack Koravos took the other relay final of the night, opening the finals session with a win in a pool-record 1:29.84.

The NESCAC Championship concludes on Sunday at Greason Pool with trials beginning at 10:00 a.m. The finals session will commence at 5:30 p.m. with NESCAC Awards immediately thereafter. Complete coverage, including links to the Northeast Sports Network broadcast, can be found at NESCAC.com