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Swimmers Swamp Clark

Published: January 23, 2009
Section: Sports

The Brandeis swim team honored their senior class Wednesday night with a clean sweep over hosts Clark University with the men claiming a 133-104 win and the women taking the event 129-114. Robert Morse ’09 was among the multiple winners on the men’s side. Morse took the 200 and the 500 yard freestyle with season-best performances of 1:48.46 and 4:57.69 respectively. Classmate Michael Rubin ’09 finished third in both events. James Liu ’10 continued his excellent season with victories in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle sprint and combined with Morse, Justin Wellins ’10 and Joshua Allgaier ’12 seized the 400 yard medley relay at the close of the match.

Also enjoying a great night was Marc Eder ’12, who won the 200 yard individual medley and breaststroke, and Aaron Bennett ’11, who showed versatility with his victories in the 1000 yard freestyle and the 200 yard butterfly. Eder and Bennett also teamed up along with Wellins and David Frei ’12 to take the 400 yard free relay to start the evening.

The women’s events saw the hydro dynamo, Angela Chui ’12 continue her blazing rookie year, taking first place in the 100, 200 and 500 yard free style. Julia Derk ’12 took the 50 yard freestyle and the 200 yard backstroke while Hollis Viray ’10 posted wins in the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard breaststroke. Siobhan Lyons ’10 took the 200 yard butterfly and joined up with Derk, Rachel Nadas ’09 and Leah Lipka ’09 to win the meet-opening 400-yard medley relay. Fellow classmate Alix Lifka-Reselman finished third in the 3 meter diving event.

The men’s squad is now 4-4 on the season, and the women are now 5-3 on the year. Their next stop is Trinity College (Conn.) for January 24 matinee to wrap up their dual matches until the championship meets come February.