Men's swimming edges Wesleyan, improves to 4-0 in dual meets

Photo by Josh McKee
Photo by Josh McKee

Hamilton College swimmers finished first in nine events and the Continentals defeated Wesleyan University in a dual meet at Hamilton's Bristol Pool on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals prevailed by the score of 137-124. Hamilton has four wins in four dual meets this season including one against Trinity College back on Nov. 16. The Continentals are back in the pool on Saturday, Jan. 11 with another home dual meet against Rochester Institute of Technology at 1 p.m.

The score was tied at 122 going into the final event -- the 200-yard freestyle relay -- but Hamilton finished first and second and collected 15 of the 17 team points available in that event. Sandro Mariani '21, Jack Sullivan '22, Evan Tatro '20 and Nick Wilkins '22 grabbed the top spot with a time of 1:30.12. Tatro's 50 free split time was 21.51 seconds.

Wilkins took first place in the 200 free (1:48.13), the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.70 seconds and the 100 individual medley in 55.61 seconds. He edged a Wesleyan swimmer in the 200 free by two one-hundredths of a second in the race of the day and won the 100 breast by more than two seconds.

Tatro captured first place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.81 seconds and the 50 butterfly in 23.92 seconds. His runner-up time of 25.56 seconds in the 50 back was just four one-hundredths of a second behind Wesleyan's Richard Ettinger.

Sullivan touched the wall first in the 50 free with a time of 22.94 seconds and was second in the 100 free in 51.76 seconds. Mariani was close behind Sullivan in the 50 free in third place with a time of 23.04 seconds.

Emilio Vicioso '23 boasted first place in the 50 breast with a time of 28.35 seconds and Will Brindisi '22 finished first in the 100 free in 51.34 seconds. Nate Hays '23 was second behind Wilkins in the 100 IM with a time of 56.13 seconds.