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Tarczynski and 200 Medley Relay Earn Top 16 Finishes

men's swimmer doing butterfly stroke

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team began competition at the 2023 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 15 with senior Aleksander Tarczynski and the 200-yard medley relay making the finals to kick off the championships with 14 points for the Tartans.

Tarczynski reached the finals of the 200-yard IM after touching 14th with a time of 1:49.26 during the preliminaries. In the finals, the senior finished seventh in his heat for a 15th-place finish in 1:49.80 to capture his second All-America Honorable Mention accolade in the event.

The 200-yard medley relay of freshman Arnav Deshpande, freshman Max Kulbida, Tarczynski, and senior Erik Feldmann qualified ninth during the perliminaries with a season-best time of 1:29.32, just three hundredths of a second off the school record. For Kulbida and Feldmann, it was the first time in the water at the meet. The relay also went from the 19th seed to qualifying for the finals.

The relay returned for the evening finals and finished 11th with a school-record time of 1:29.16.

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