Williams Captures NESCAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Title

Williams Captures NESCAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Title

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Williams won the NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships for the 16th time in 17 years on Sunday at Middlebury College. The Ephs won eight individual events and one relay to total 1,822 points.


Tufts was the NESCAC Runner-up with 1,775.5 points. Amherst (1,506 points), Bowdoin (1,019.5 points), and Bates (878.5 points) rounded out the top five teams. Colby (868 points), Connecticut College (803.5 points), and Middlebury (589.5 points) took sixth through eighth place, respectively. Trinity (444.5 points), Hamilton (271 points) and Wesleyan (254 points) rounded out the team standings.

Sophomore Jackson Karovsky of Williams set a Middlebury pool record in the 1650 freestyle to begin the final session of the championships. The Ephs swept the event as junior Andrew Trunsky (15:37.71) placed second and was followed by James Lovette (15:44.15) in third place.

A pool record was also set in the 200 backstroke, as Tufts senior Kingsley Bowen posted a time of 1:46.48 to win the event for the second straight year.

Tufts junior Roger Gu added another NESCAC Meet and pool record to his weekend performance, winning the 100 freestyle in a time of 43.78.

A pair of Mammoths finished in the top three in the 200 breaststroke. Junior Sean Mebust won the event for the second year in a row, clocking a time of 2:00.17, while senior Chris Quinones earned third place (2:04.08). Bowdoin senior Stephen Pastoriza was the runner-up, touching the wall at 2:02.94.

Tufts held a lead of 6.5 points in the team standings going into the 200 butterfly race. The Ephs swept the top four spots in the championship heat to regain the lead they held at the start of the final day. Junior Lucca Delcompare paced the Williams swimmers with a winning time of 1:48.42 to push the Ephs in front by 56.5 points to help secure the win.

Bowdoin senior Mitch Ryan won the 3-meter diving event with a score of 498.35, to complete the sweep of the diving competition for the second consecutive season.

In the final event of the championships, the 400 freestyle relay, the Amherst team of juniors Jack Koravos and Eric Wong, and senior Charlie Seltzer, along with first-year Scott Romeyn registered a NESCAC Meet record and a Middlebury pool record to win the race.

Individual winners at the 2019 NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships were:
NESCAC Swimmer of the Year – Kingsley Bowen, Tufts
Bowen is the first Tufts swimmer garner the Swimmer of the Year award. He swept the three backstroke events and contributed to two Jumbo relay victories.

NESCAC Diver of the Year – Mitch Ryan, Bowdoin
Ryan wins NESCAC Diver of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. He won both the 1-meter and 3-meter events for the second straight season.

NESCAC Rookie of the Year – Scott Romeyn, Amherst 
Romeyn is the third Amherst swimmer to hear the Rookie of the Year honor since the award was introduced in 2013. He joins former Mammoths Sam Stewart (2013) and Sam Spurrell (2015). He earned All-NESCAC honors in three individual events, plus four relays.

NESCAC Swimming Coach of the Year – Steve Kuster, Williams
Kuster is the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the seventh time in his 20-year career at Williams.

NESCAC Diving Coach of the Year – Kelsey Willard, Bowdoin
Willard is the NESCAC Diving Coach of the Year for the second straight year. She is the only Bowdoin coach to receive the award in its history. 

NESCAC 4-Year High Point Diver Award – Mitch Ryan, Bowdoin
Ryan is the third Polar Bear to be recognized with the honor, joining Brian McGregor  (2004), Tommy Kramer (2015)

NESCAC 4-Year High Point Swimmer Award – Kingsley Bowen, Tufts
Bowen is the first Tufts swimmer to earn the award.

1. Williams -- 1822 points
2. Tufts -- 1775.5 points
3. Amherst -- 1506 points
4. Bowdoin -- 1019.5 points
5. Bates -- 878.5 points
6. Colby -- 868 points
7. Connecticut College -- 803.5 points
8. Middlebury -- 589.5 points
9. Trinity -- 444.5 points
10. Hamilton -- 271 points
11. Wesleyan -- 254 points

* The top three finishers in each event and the top three relay teams earn All-NESCAC honors
* - NESCAC record; # - NESCAC meet record; % - Middlebury Natatorium record

Event First Place Second Place Third Place
800-yard Freestyle Relay Williams (Lucca Delcompare, Henry Marquardt, Curtis Maher, James Lovette) - 6:34.03 *#% Amherst (Kou Li, Eric Wong, Tristian So, Charlie Seltzer) - 6:41.63 Tufts (John Koster, Joseph Kim, Noah Cagley, Tyler Tatro) - 6:43.73 
200-yard Freestyle Relay Tufts (Constantino Camerano, JJ Batt, Lomax Turner, Roger Gu) - 1:21:21 *#% Amherst (Jack Koravos, , Scott Romeyn, Tristian So, Eric Wong) - 1:22.60 Bowdoin (Ted Mebust, Michael O'Neal, Karl Sarier, Julian Abaldo) - 1:22.90
50-yard Breaststroke Sean Mebust, Amherst - 25.54 Jack Melnick, Williams - 25.58  Matthew Charest, Bates - 25.83 
50-yard Butterfly Jack Koravos, Amherst - 22.19 % Costantino Camerano, Tufts - 22.12  Zeb Hart, Williams - 22.24 
500-yard Freestyle James Lovette, Williams - 4:27.39 Jackson Karofsky, Williams - 4:28.25  Andrew Trunsky, Williams - 4:29.43
50-yard Backstroke Kinglsey Bowen, Tufts - 22.48 Ted Mebust, Bowdoin - 22.59  Nick Whitcomb, Williams - 22.91 
200-yard Individual Medley Tar Tar Jarusinchai, Tufts - 1:51.09 Karl Sarier, Bowdoin - 1:51.30  Paul Leclerc, Williams - 1:51.35 
50-yard Freestyle Roger Gu, Tufts - 19.89 * Scott Romeyn, Amherst - 20.26 Costantino Camerano, Tufts - 20.77
1-meter Diving Mitchell Ryan, Bowdoin - 465.90 points Bennett Fagan, Amherst - 464.30 points  Mike Chirico, Middlebury - 445.90 points 
400-yard Medley Relay Tufts (Nate Tingen, Tar Tar Jarusinchai, Kingsley Bowen, Roger Gu) - 3:16.43 #% Amherst (Craig Smith, Sean Mebust, Jack Koravos, Scoot Romeyn) - 3:16.96  Williams (Paul Leclerc, Jack Melnick, David Pearcy, James Lovette) - 3:19.47 
200-yard Medley Relay Tufts (Kingsley Bowen, Matthew Manfre, Costantino Camerano, Roger Gu) - 1:29.26 Amherst (Kou Li, Sean Mebust, Jack Koravos, Scott Romeyn) - 1:29.86  Williams (Nick Whitcomb, Jack Melnick, Zeb Hart, Curtis Maher) - 1:30.45 
1,000-yard Freestyle Andrew Trunsky, Williams - 9:15.52 Jared Nussbaum, Connecticut College - 9:20.87  Ryan Bedell, Colby - 9:21.02 
400-yard Individual Medley Jackson Karofsky, Williams - 3:53.64 % Colin Merrill, Connecticut College - 3:59.84  John Gaffney, Williams - 3:59.87 
100-yard Butterfly David Pearcy, Williams - 48.95 % Jack Koravos, Amherst - 49.30  Costantino Camerano, Tufts - 49.47 
200-yard Freestyle James Lovette, Williams - 1:37.82 #% Charlie Seltzer, Amherst - 1:39.41  Karl Sarier, Bowdoin - 1:39.75 
100-yard Breaststroke Jack Melnick, Williams - 55.64 Sean Mebust, Amherst - 56.00  Chris Quinones, Amherst - 56.44 
100-yard Backstroke Kingsley Bowen, Tufts - 48.42 % Craig Smith, Amherst - 49.90  Nick Whitcomb, Williams - 49.95 
1,650-yard Freestyle Jackson Karofsky, Williams - 15:31.10 % Andrew Trunsky, Williams - 15:37.71  James Lovette, Williams - 15:44.15 
200-yard Backstroke Kingsley Bowen, Tufts - 1:46.48 % Craig Smith, Amherst - 1:47.99  Paul Leclerc, Williams - 1:49.05 
100-yard Freestyle Roger Gu, Tufts - 43.78 #% Scott Romeyn, Amherst - 44.34  Karl Sarier, Bowdoin - 44.63 
200-yard Breaststroke Sean Mebust, Amherst - 2:00.17 Stephen Pastoriza, Bowdoin - 2:02.94  Chris Quinones, Amherst - 2:04.08 
200-yard Butterfly Lucca Delcompare, Williams - 1:48.42 David Pearcy, Williams - 1:49.05  Sean Tan, Williams - 1:50.03 
3-meter Diving Mitchell Ryan, Bowdoin - 498.35 Tom Amsbry, Amherst - 477.40  Bennett Fagan, Amherst - 465.70 
400-yard Freestyle Relay Amherst (Jack Koravos, Eric Wong, Charlie Seltzer, Scott Romeyn) - 3:002.9 #% Tufts (Tyler Tatro, Kingsley Bowen, Victor Vollbrechthausen, Roger Gu) - 3:01.07  Bowdoin (Karl Sarier, Ted Mebust, Julian Abaldo, Drew Macdonald) - 3:01.64
* - NESCAC record; # - NESCAC meet record; % - Middlebury Natatorium record