Men's Swimming and Diving Tops Vassar 175-106; Women Fall 110.5-169.5

Photo by Jan Volk /
Photo by Jan Volk /

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Brandeis swimming and diving team earned its second split of the weekend in a dual meet against Vassar College. The men bested the Brewers by a final tally of 175 to 106. The women fell short on the day, losing 110.5 to 169.5.

The men were led to victory by sophomore Tamir Zitelny (Syosset,N.Y. / Syosset) and freshman Richard Selznick (Las Vegas, Nev. / Palo Verde) who placed first in three and two events, respectfully. Zitelny took first in the Men's 200 Yard Butterfly (2:00.81) and Men's 200 Yard Backstroke (2:03.29). He also contributed to the Men's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team's first place finish (3:20.80). The team of Daniel Wohl (Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill), Marcelo Ohno-Machado (San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines), Zitelny, and Chase Chen (Villanova, Penn. / Hill School) added 11 points to the Judges total tally on the day.

Selznick, who has started his college career off hot, took first in the Men's 1000 Yard Freestyle (10:12.43) and first in the Men's 500 Yard Freestyle (4:56.03).

Other top performances on the men's side came from freshman Marcelo Ohno-Machado, who finished first in the Men's 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:51.10, and freshman Chase Chen who took first in the Men's 100 Yard Freestyle (49.66). Senior diver Sam Zucker (Omaha, Neb. / Anderson) had a stellar day as he scored 190.55 points in the three meter dive and 185.25 in the one meter. Although Zucker was uncontested in the three meter, he bested all Vassar opponents in the one meter.

On the women's side, senior Amy Sheinhait (Framingham, Mass. / Framingham), took first in the Women's 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 26.69. Also for the women, senior diver Genna Karp (Springfield, N.J. / Golda Och Academy) had a great day on both the one and three meter boards. Karp topped all Brewers in the one meter, with a total score of 102.45. The senior diver was uncontested in the three meter, but nonetheless, scored 133.35 points.

Both teams will see their next action on November 3rd as they travel down the Mass Pike for WPI's Invitational. The meet will commence at 7pm.