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Britton and Wagner Sweep UAA Weekly Awards

split image of men's swimmer doing back stroke with men's diver twisting in air

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) - Senior Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va. George Mason) and junior Matthew Wagner (Mason, Ohio William Mason) helped the Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving program sweep the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Swimming and Diving weekly awards after their performances at the Kenyon College Relays.

Britton was part of four top relay performances for the Tartans as they competed against four other Division III schools at the Kenyon Relays. He led off the 200-yard medley relay that finished in a season-best time of 1:33.00 with a 23.37 backstroke time and anchored the 200-yard backstroke relay that finished in 1:34.21 thanks to his 22.01 time that was the fastest fourth-leg of the event. Britton also anchored the 200-yard butterfly relay that finished second in 1:29.98 with another top time for the last leg with a time of 21.67. Lastly, the fifth-year senior helped close out the 200-yard freestyle relay that recorded a season-best in 1:23.92 with his third fastest split of the day in 20.50.

In his first competition of the year, Wagner recorded two different NCAA diving qualifying scores. Wagner placed third after six dives on the 1-meter board gave him a qualifying mark of 272.40 points and also placed third on the same board after 11 dives gave him a qualifying mark of 443.25 points.

The Tartans will compete again on Saturday, October 30 at Case Western Reserve University with diving starting at 11:00 a.m. and swimming events beginning at 1:00 p.m.