Engineers continue undefeated this season

THE ENGINEERS SWAM to victory in all six of their dual meets this season, where they have competed against Rochester Institute of Technology, Ithaca College, Vassar College, Hartwick College, Union College, and Skidmore College. (file photo)

RPI Swimming and Diving won 20 of 28 events in its meet against Skidmore College on Saturday. Both the women’s and men’s teams won with commanding leads of 123-62 and 146-78, respectively. Both teams remain undefeated, improving to 6-0 for the season.

Among the Engineer women, sophomores Shanny Lin, Michaela Yamashita, and Jessica Suave were the first to touch the wall in two events each. Lin won two individual events: the 1000 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Yamashita took the 200 individual medley, and Sauve finished first in the 100 freestyle. Both belonged to the victorious 200 medley relay team. In most of the events at the meet, RPI women hit the wall first.

Among the Rensselaer men, junior Richard Dong and sophomore Spencer Marquardt also defeated all competitors in their events, winning in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay and the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, respectively.

Freshman John Alberta won both the 50 and 100 freestyle. The runner-up in the 50 freestyle was a mere five hundredths of a second behind him, in contrast to his safer two second lead in the 100 free.

Out of the nine men’s individual events, the Engineers swept the first three positions in the 1000 freestyle, 50 freestyle, and 100 butterfly, while Skidmore accomplished a sweep of the first three positions in the 100 breaststroke.

The Engineers, now at full throttle, have reached the threshold of their season and are fast approaching their final dual meet, which will be held at Hamilton College on Saturday at 1 pm.