Men’s swim and dive clinches fifth at NCAA Division III National Championship
Men’s swim and dive finished fifth overall with 241.50 points at the NCAA Division III National Championship, held at Greensboro, NC. The highlight of the Engineers’ efforts was Douglas Kogut’s 200-fly national title with a time of 1:47.28. It was both a personal and an MIT record.
Kogut ’18 added to his medal collection when the 400-free relay team composed of Jeremy Bogle ’18, Joshua Tomazin ’18, Daryl Neubieser ’16, and Kogut claimed second place for All-America honors with a time of 2:58.64.
Josh Graves ’19 smashed his third record during his 1650-free swim. The freshman touched the wall third for All-America accolades in a time of 15:20.83 besting the MIT record, which he held from earlier this year. With his time of 9:19.17 through 40 lengths of the pool, Graves also broke the MIT and New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) record in the 1000-free. Graves had earlier got MIT’s first points on the board when he finished fifth in the 500-free.
Bo Mattix ’16 claimed third place in the 100-back with a time of 48.68 seconds. Mattix then teamed up with Justin Chiu ’18, Sean Corcoran ’16, and Jeremy Bogle ’18 to take fifth place in the 400-medley relay with a time of 3:16.69.
This season marked the fifth time in the last six years that the Engineers have placed in the top five at the national championship and eleventh time in program history that MIT has clinched a spot in the top ten.