Men’s Swimming & Diving Falls to Conn. College on Senior Day

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s swimming & diving team was defeated by Connecticut College, 183.5-106.5, on Senior Day Saturday from the Webster Family Natatorium. Wesleyan concludes the dual portion of its schedule with a 4-8 record while the Camels improve to 5-2.

The Cardinals won four total events on the day, including both diving competitions as Jake Rybczyk ’24 took first place in both the 1- and 3-meter dives. In the pool, Mason Polaner ’24 on the 200 free while Daniel Isman ’26 took first in the breast.
Starting the day with the 200 medley relay, the Cardinals’ top squad of Harrison Hong ’25, Devayan Roychoudbhury ’26, Sam Anderson ’24, and David Kantar ’25 placed second with a time of 1:36.98.
Polaner landed his victory in the 200 free with a dominating performance, landing first place out of nine competitors with a time of 1:43.20 that was nearly three seconds faster than Mitch Lockwood of Conn. who was runner-up.

Hong competed in the 100 back, landing a second-place finish with a time of 53.10 seconds, 0.48 behind Matthew Morris of the Camels. He later took third place in the 100 fly at 52.60 seconds.


Competing for the final time at home in the regular season, Eric Tran ’23 showed well in the pool, starting his day with a second place showing in the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.03. Tran later was runner-up in the 200 IM, clocking in at 1:59.80, finishing less than a second behind Marc Stern of Conn.


Sam Anderson ’24 was runner-up in the 50 free at 21.99 seconds.


Rybczyk took first place in the 3-meter with a score of 277.27 while he also landed first place in the 1-meter with a mark of 283.57.


Polaner gave Justin Finkel a great race in the 100 free, as the Cardinal touched the wall in 48.34 seconds to place second overall in the event. He later was runner-up in the 500 free, finishing in 4:47.16.


Isman won the 200 breast by less than a second, edging out Sam Groleau as he timed in at 2:12.68.


In the 200 free relay, Hong, Polaner, Anderson, and Kantar combined to finish with a time of 1:26.06 that was good enough for runner-up in the event.


Wesleyan will head to Boston next week for the Boston University Winter Open scheduled on February 3-4.

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