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Tartans Place Fifth at UAA Championships; Britton a Double Champion

four men standing on a championship podium with first-place winner raising a medal in the air

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team placed fifth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by Emory University. Senior Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va. / George Mason) earned another UAA title while the team set two more school records.

Britton set his second individual school record of the championships when he won his second event of the meet, touching first in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:46.78, a full second ahead of the second-place finisher. With the victory, Britton swept the championship title in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events for the second time in his career.

Senior Richard Dauksher (Fort Collins, Colo. / Fossil Ridge) closed his UAA career with a 10th-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke in an NCAA qualifying time of 1:49.10.

Junior Yousef Hassen (Redlands, Calif. / Redlands) tied for fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in an NCAA qualifying time and personal record of 45.21. Four other Tartans swam in the B Final of the 100-yard freestyle with junior John McNab (Westport, Conn. / Staples) winning the heat in 45.54.

Senior Sean Ream (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) was seventh overall in the 200-yard butterfly to lead the Tartans with an NCAA provisional time of 1:50.26

Sophomore Santiago Gomez (Doral, Fla. / Doral Academy) recorded his first NCAA qualifying time when he placed 13th in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:08.99.

Freshman Sammy Telanoff (Santa Monica, Calif. / Santa Monica) was 14th overall in the 200-yard breaststroke to lead the Tartans with a time of 2:04.07 to reach an NCAA qualifying time.

The 400-yard freestyle relay of Britton, junior Erik Feldmann (Yakima, Wash. / West Valley), McNab, and Hassen earned All-UAA third team with an NCAA qualifying time of 3:00.03 which also set a new school record to close the meet.

In diving, senior Jud Kyle (Austin, Texas / St. Stephen's Episcopal School) picked up his second second-place finish of the meet on the 1-meter board with a total point score of 474.25 points. James Kyle (Austin, Texas / St. Stephen's Episcopal School) placed fourth for the Tartans with 465.90 points.