WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brandeis University swimming and diving teams picked up a split with Trinity College this afternoon. The men defeated the Bantams, 146-128, to improve to 3-6 on the season. The women dropped a 202-86 decision and fall to 2-9.
The Judges put together 11 winning swims on the afternoon, eight by the men and three by the women.
There were two multiple winners for the men's team. Junior Daniel Wohl (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) captured the 200 freestyle by more than one full second with a time of 1:45.36, while taking the 100 by four-tenths of a second with a mark of 48.48 seconds. Senior Matthew Arcemont (Santa Ana, Calif. / Mater Dei) captured two different disciplines. Arcemont took the 100 butterfly in 55.01 seconds, defeating classmate Justin Weissberg (Long Beach, N.Y. / Long Beach) by 0.47 seconds, and then won the 100-yard individual medley in 56.77 seconds, 0.34 faster of his next competitor.
Individual race winners for the men were junior Richard Selznick (Las Vegas, Nev./Palos Verdes), who took the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:20.62, a nine-second margin of victory. Sophomore Rafi Rubenstein (Longmeadow, Mass.) won the 1-meter diving with a score of 108.20. Senior Tamir Zitelny (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) took the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.12 seconds, just one-tenth of a second ahead of his Trinity foe. Sophomore Brendon Lu (Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge) won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.51, well ahead other swimmers in the event.
On the women's side, there were three individual winners. Rookie Bailey Gold (Berkeley Heights, N.J./Governor Livingston) captured the 100 backstroke in 1:03.04, and also had a couple of close calls. Gold was second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.74, missing gold by 0.21, and in the 100 butterfly where her time of 1:01.77 was 0.23 seconds behind the winner. Rookie Emma Rennie (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) was tops in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.40 seconds, edging her runner-up by 0.34 seconds. Rounding out the winners was senior Natalya Wozab (Plantation, Fla. / Saint Thomas Aquinas) in the 100 individual medley and a time of 1:05.18, the closest race of the afternoon, decided by just two-hundredths of a second.
The women's 200 free relay of Gold, junior Audrey Kim (Livingston, N.J./Livingston), junior Uajda Musaku (Winthrop, Mass./Winthrop) and Rennie were edged out for the top spot by 0.07, posting a time of 1:44.92. The men fell by 0.43 seconds with a time of 1:30.83 for the quartet of Zitelny, Wohl, junior Marcelo Ohno-Machado (San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines) and Arcemont in the 200 free relay.
Brandeis returns to action next Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. when they host Keene State and Bridgewater State in a tri-meet as they celebrate Senior Day.