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Tartans Place Fourth at UAA Championships

men's swimmer doing butterfly stroke

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team finished competition at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Saturday, February 11 placing fourth after scoring 1,192.50 points. Two school records led the evening for the Tartans while diving coach Alicia Gorman was named the UAA Men's Diving Coach of the Year.

Top Performances

  • Senior Aleksander Tarczynski earned All-UAA status with a third-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 1:46.84. His time also set a new school record and provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Championships.
  • Freshman Max Kulbida set a new school record in the 200-yard breaststroke by placing fifth in 2:00.81. His time surpasses his previous NCAA provisional qualifying time set in December.
  • Freshman Rohit Garikipati knocked 18 seconds off his 1,650-yard freestyle time to place 13th in 16:00.48 with junior Santiago Gomez placing 14th in 16:04.45.
  • Freshman David Zoota had the top finish in the 200-yard backstroke touching 16th in 1:52.01.
  • Freshman Arnav Deshpande had the best time in the 200-yard backstroke as he won the C Final in 1:50.85.
  • Senior Erik Feldmann made the podium in the 100-yard freestyle with an eighth-place finish in 45.67.
  • The 400-yard freestyle relay closed the meet with a third-place finish in 3:00.23. Tarczynski, senior Matthew Nagler, Deshpande, and Feldmann earn All-UAA and an NCAA provisional qualifying time.


  • The UAA Men's Diving Coach of the Year honor for Gorman is the fifth of her career.