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Tartans Close Home Season with Western PA Invitational

men's swimmer doing butterfly stroke

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team hosted the Western Pennsylvania Invite on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 with members of Chatham University, Duquesne University, and Saint Francis University competing.

Top Performances Friday

  • Freshman Brayden Morford swam the 200-yard IM for the first time this season and touched first in a time of 1:52.09.
  • Freshman Cole Venters won the 500-yard freestyle after dropping nearly three seconds off his best time of the season, finishing in 4:35.76.
  • Junior Christian Lanuza led all Tartans in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 55.87.
  • Freshman Miles Haraldsson dropped time off his 200-yard backstroke and touched first in 1:54.87.
  • Freshman Paul Deynega was the winner of the 100-yard freestyle in 46.32 seconds.
  • Senior Leo Badaker had a season-best time in the 200-yard butterfly, touching first in 1:53.37.

Top Performances Saturday

  • Junior Sammy Telanoff swam the 400-yard IM alone and finished in 4:09.03.
  • Venters won the 200-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 1:41.69. Freshman Harrison Quach also had a season-best time and finished second in 1:44.07.
  • Morford picked up another win with a first-place showing in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.33. Deynega was second in a season-best time of 49.89.
  • Sophomore Max Kulbida won the 200-yard breaststroke after dropping six seconds off his previous season-best with a time of 2:04.33.
  • Freshman David Sacca was second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:08.78.
  • Haraldsson was first to finish the 100-yard backstroke with a season-best time of 52.68.
  • Sophomore DJ Lloyd touched first in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.81 while Deynega finished second in 21.49.
  • Venters finished the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:44.06.

Next Up

  • The Tartans break from action until the University Athletic Association Championships on Wednesday, February 14 through Saturday, February 17 at the University of Chicago.