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Tartans Win Six Events In High-Level Quad Meet

men's swimmer breaching water doing the backstroke

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team began the second semester with a quad meet at home against Calvin University, Denison University, and Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, January 13 two days after returning from its training trip to Florida.

Quad Scores
CMU 187, Johns Hopkins 101
CMU 174.50, Calvin 123.50
Denison 155.50, CMU 142.50

Top Performances

  • Opening Relay: The 200-yard medley relay won with a time of 1:29.73 behind the swims from sophomore Arnav Deshpande, junior Christian Lanuza, graduate student Aleksander Tarczynski, and sophomore D.J. Lloyd.
  • Freshman Brayden Morford just out-touched Deshpande in the 100-yard backstroke to finish first in 49.36 seconds to Deshpande's 49.42 as the only two times to break 50 seconds. Both times are provisional qualifiers.
  • Junior Christian Lanuza won the 100-yard breaststroke for the fifth time this season with a time of 55.21 seconds.
  • Lloyd was victorious in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.86 seconds.
  • Graduate student Willem Goedecke took second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:41.50.
  • Graduate student Aleksander Tarczynski touched first for the Tartans and fourth overall in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:51.04 and later finished third in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.33.
  • Morford won for the second time on the afternoon by touching first in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:49.28.
  • Lanuza placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:02.63 with freshman Andy Lu touching third in 2:02.84.
  • Lu ended his day with a third-place showing in the 200-yard IM in 1:52.69
  • Closing Relay: The 200-yard freestyle relay just missed a first-place finish, as Morford, Tarczynski, Deshpande, and Lloyd touch in 1:22.18, just .09 off the winner.
  • Jonathan Lindstrom led the Tartan divers with a second-place finish on the 3-meter board with a mark of 279.65 after six dives.


  • Pool records were set by the Tartans in the 200-yard medley relay, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, and 200-yard backstroke.

Next Up

  • The Tartans next race in the Western PA Invitational at home on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.