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Dylan Krueger had four wins on the day (photo by Tessa Guerra)
Dylan Krueger had four wins on the day (photo by Tessa Guerra)

Stags Pick Up Two Dual Wins in Tri-Meet at Chapman

ORANGE, Calif. - The No. 12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 in SCIAC by picking up dual wins over Chapman and No. 21 Caltech in a tri-meet at Chapman on Saturday afternoon.

CMS opened its SCIAC schedule last weekend with a win over Occidental and moved to 3-0 with a pair of wins today, setting the Stags up for a big two-day dual with Pomona-Pitzer on Dec. 3-4. 

Frank Applebaum moved into the top 10 in CMS history in the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.66, winning by just under two seconds. He now places eventh all-time in Stag annals in that event. 

CMS opened with a strong showing in the 200 medley relay, as Nick Tekieli, Walter Limm, Marco Conati and Dylan Krueger finished in 1:31.05, which places sixth in CMS history. The meet ended with the 200 free relay team of Krueger, Jeremy Kim, Conati and Tekieli finishing in 1:23.40, to place ninth in CMS annals. 

Lucas Lang earned a comfortable win in the 1000 yard freestyle in the first individual event, finishing in 9:38.08 to take first by over seven seconds. After Caltech won the 200 free, Krueger led a dominant performance from CMS in the 100 back, winning in a time of 51.42, as the Stags had the top five finishers.

Limm followed with a strong effort in the 100 breast, touching the wall in 56.51 to win by over a second. After Applebaum's 200 fly win, Conati uncorked a 20.76 in the 50 free to finish first, not far off his personal best of 20.53 set in 2019.

After the intermission, Grant Stucky took first in the 200 back in 1:55.11, as the Stags again had the top five finishers. Lang picked up his second win of the day in the 500, finishing in 4:39.62, Conati added his second with a 50.77 in the 100 fly, and Applebaum won his second with a 1:56.74 in the 200 IM, just edging out teammate Chris Ranlett by .06. 

Cyrus Gaylord added a win for the Stags in the one-meter dive, picking up 307.30 points to edge Sam Solomon of Caltech (303.60) in a competitive battle. Solomon won an equally close battle in the three-meter 306.40 to 304.30, with Jack Griffith a close third with 298.55.

CMS will close out the first semester on Dec. 3-4 when it hosts Pomona-Pitzer in a big two-day meet at Axelrood Pool.