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Tartans Open Kenyon Invitational with Top Times

men's swimmer with red cap doing freestyle stroke

(GAMBIER, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming team began the Kenyon College Invitational on Thursday, November 17 with multiple NCAA provisional qualifying times and sit in third place with 352.5 team points. Kenyon leads the meet with 667 points.

Top Performances

  • The 200-yard freestyle relay finished third in a time of 1:21.17 behind the swims from senior Aleksander Tarczynski, freshman Arnav Deshpande, senior Matthew Nagler, and freshman DJ Lloyd. The time is a season-best for the team and hits the B cut time to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships.
  • Junior Santiago Gomez hit a season-best time in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:32.53 to place third.
  • Tarczynski finished sixth in the 200-yard IM in 1:50.46 in the finals after swimming the preliminary heat in 1:49.77. His season-best time provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Championships and is sixty-four hundredths of a second off his school-record time set last year at the NCAA meet.
  • Freshman Raymond Welgosh placed 10th in the 200-yard IM, finishing in 1:53.87 after a 1:52.83 time in the preliminaries. His new season-best time is nearly four seconds faster.
  • Lloyd also swam in the 50-yard freestyle finals on Thursday night, placing eighth in 20.85 after a preliminary round time of 20.71, a season and team-best.
  • The 400-yard medley relay placed third to close the night with a time of 3:17.80. It was the first time the Tartans swam the event this year with this top-time coming from Deshpande, sophomore Christian Lanuza, graduate student Sean Ream, and Lloyd.

Next Up

  • The Tartans will continue the competition at Kenyon on Friday, November 18 with preliminaries at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.