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Swimming and diving continues to improve

Published: November 9, 2012
Section: News

Brandeis swimming team had a pair of losses to Roger Williams University last Saturday but managed to win 10 events. The men’s team lost 144-110 and the women’s team fell by 152-116.

Distance swimmer Theresa Gaffney ’16 finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle at 11:49.30, while Holly Spicer ’13 won both breaststroke events and set personal best times. She placed first in both the 100-yard with a time of 1:10.65 and the 200-yard with 2:34.02.

Fay Laborio ’16 received her first two wins in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke, with times of 1:07.58 and 2:24.17, respectively. Fallon Bushee ’16 came in second place by .31 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle event.

The men’s team saw Brian Luk ’16 pick up three victories: the 100-yard freestyle in 49.74 seconds, the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.28 and the 100-yard butterfly in 55.97. He made personal bests in both the 200-freestyle and the butterfly.

Max Fabian ’15, only two weeks after setting a school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle, again took first in the same event. He finished nearly 26 seconds before the second-place finisher, with a time of 10:06.76.

Fabian also won the 500-yard freestyle with 5:00.59. He finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:22.34 time.

David Lazarovich ’16 finished second in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:12.65. Women’s team Lauren Cruz finished in the same place, in the same event at 2:27.57.

Niko Karkantis ’13 placed second in the 50-yard freestyle with 24.08, two seconds later than his prior personal best.

The Judges will compete at Providence College on Nov. 10.