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MIT secures 11 of 16 victories to defeat Tufts at home 190-110

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After changing the location of the meet due to facility problems at Tufts' pool, MIT hosted the Jumbos over the weekend, winning by a score of 190-110. Of the 16, the Engineers were victorious in 11 of them.

Tech's divers got things started on Friday evening, competing on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, wrapping the session up with 11 points compared to the Jumbos' 27. On 3-meter, senior Danil Tyulmankov came in second place with a score of 340.35, improving from last weekend by almost 40 points, and freshman Harry Lubowe was third with 311.48. Both Engineers earned zone-qualifying scores. On 1-meter, Lubowe earned his second qualifying score of the day with a score of 280.80 to take third. Tyulmankov was fourth with 274.80.

To start the swimming portion of the meet on Saturday, MIT took the top two spots in the opening event, the 200-yard medley relay. Tech's A relay, made up of sophomore Bo Mattix, senior Michael Liao, sophomore Luke Schlueter and junior Austin Fathman, came in first place with a time of 1:33.28. The B relay, which was composed of sophomore Alex Lednev, junior Brendon Chiu, sophomore Daryl Neubieser and senior Remy Mock, touched soon after in 1:36.08.

Georgia Tech 193, No. 3 Emory 95

ATLANTA -- Emory opened the meet with a win in the 400-yard medley relay, as senior Ross Spock, sophomore Andrew Wilson, junior Hayden Baker and senior Jake Stephens won the event with a 'B' cut time of 3:22.56.  Wilson added on two additional NCAA provisional qualifying times during the meet, winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.74 seconds and finishing second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a mark of 2:06.22.

Emory's other 'B' cut swim during the meet came from Spock, who won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 50.40 seconds.  Stephens added an individual victory in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:54.61, while freshman Mitchell Cooper finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:41.41, the best mark this season in the event by an Eagle.

No. 4 Johns Hopkins 159, No. 7 Stevens Institute 95

BALTIMORE -- Johns Hopkins defeated seventh-ranked Stevens Institute 159-95 on Saturday in Baltimore.

The 200-yard medley relay was the first event of the day, and the team of sophomore Ravi Sun, sophomore Joshua Lefeber, junior John Rees and senior Tyler Hessler placed third with a time of 1:37.04.

Freshman Mark Lippert earned a fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:04.76), with freshman Tomasz Wolinski pocketing a third thanks to a 1:45.33 in the 200-yard freestyle.

No. 6 Williams at Wesleyan and Connecticut College

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Williams posted two impressive wins Saturday afternoon defeating Connecticut College and Wesleyan as they bounced back from a narrow loss at Amherst last Saturday.

The Ephs downed Connecticut College 183-105 and topped Little Three foe Wesleyan 240-46. Williams has now won all seven meets versus Connecticut College and they ran their win streak versus Wesleyan to 38.

The men quickly gained momentum with a close win on the first relay, the 200-yard medley. The quartet of rookie Ben Lin, sophomore Jake Tamposi, junior Thad Ricotta, and rookie Grant Johnson captured first with 1:33.92. The relay benefitted from a particularly strong breaststroke leg from Tamposi, who gave the Ephs the lead against Connecticut.

No. 8 TCNJ 180, William Paterson 109

WAYNE, N.J. -- TCNJ delivered another impressive dual meet performance as they defeated William Paterson 180-109 on Saturday.

The Lions (5-2) are one victory away from their sixth consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference championship. They will take on Rowan next Saturday to determine who captures the 2013-14 NJAC title.

Senior Stephen Tarnowski had a banner day in the lanes, winning a pair of individual events and contributing to the first-place finish in the 200-medley relay event. Tarnowski touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.58. He also took top honors in the 200-butterfly, posting a finish of 2:00.13. Tarnowski joined Jin Roh, freshmen Andrew Nesbitt, and rookie Scott Vitabile to post a winning time of 1:41.88 in the 200-medley relay race.