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More NCAA Cut Times Lead Tartans at Kenyon Invitational

men's swimmer in red cap doing the breaststroke

(GAMBIER, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming team continued competition at the Kenyon College Invitational on Friday, November 18 with multiple NCAA provisional qualifying times and sit in third place with 852 team points. Kenyon leads the meet with 1,640 points.

Top Performances

  • The 200-yard medley relay finished third in a time of 1:29.74 behind the swims from freshman Arnav Deshpande, sophomore Christian Lanuza, senior Aleksander Tarczynski, 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 broke four minutes in the 400-yard IM for the first time in his career and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:59.90 which placed him seventh.
  • Tarczynski finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 48.50. The time is a career-best and provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Championships in the event.
  • Freshman Raymond Welgosh placed ninth in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:41.82 after a 1:41.73 time in the preliminaries. The time is a team-best this season.
  • Lanuza swam a career-best time in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.12 in the preliminaries and placed seventh in the finals with a time of 56.13.
  • Deshpande was fifth to finish the 100-yard backstroke and touched in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 48.58.
  • The 800-yard freestyle relay touched third in 6:46.08 behind the swims of Gomez, Welgosh, Lloyd, and Tarczynski.

Next Up

  • The Tartans will continue the competition at Kenyon on Saturday, November 19 with preliminaries at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.