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Evan Deedy moved into third in CMS history in the 100 breast
Evan Deedy moved into third in CMS history in the 100 breast

CMS Men's Swim and Dive Rolls to 70-Point Win over Pomona-Pitzer

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The defending SCIAC Champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team established itself as the front-runner again this year by finishing off a commanding 70-point win over Pomona-Pitzer on the second day of a two-day meet on Saturday at Haldeman Pool.

Frank Applebaum swept the two butterfly events on Saturday to add to his 200 IM win on Friday, making him a perfect 3-for-3 in individual events. Anderson Breazeale won the 200 back, adding it to his 500 free win on Friday, while Nick Tekieli won the 100 back to give him two wins on the weekend, after taking the 50 free on Friday.

Cyrus Gaylord added a win in the three-meter dive for the Stags, Evan Deedy took first in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Lucas Lang won the 1650. 

CMS went into the day with a 20-point lead, and added to it with a win in the 200 medley relay, with Breazeale,  Deedy, Applebaum and Tekieli finishing in 1:30.32, which ranks seventh in CMS history.

Henrik Barck opened the individual swimming events with a second-place finish in the 400 IM, breaking the 4-minute mark in 3:59.02 to move into third in CMS history.  Tekieli then took his 100-yard backstroke win in 50.24, leading a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Stags. Korin Aldam-Tajima was second in 50.41, and Jeremy Tan was right behind in 50.45, as they moved into sixth and seventh in CMS history (Tekieli set the record last year at the NCAA Championships with a 46.99). 

Deedy's win in the 100-yard breaststroke came in a time of 56.02, which moves him into third in CMS history, just .01 ahead of teammate Alec Vercruysse's top time set last year (Vercruysse was second on Saturday in 57.27). He also came in second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:02.89, which places him seventh in Stag annals. 

Applebaum then won the 100 fly in 48.59 to lead another 1-2-3-4 CMS finish. Weston Crewe was second in 50.02, with Thayer Breazeale right behind in 50.05 and Tyler Headley in fourth in 50.22. Applebaum added a 200 fly win in 1:47.69, which is 3.6 seconds behind his NCAA Championship-winning time from a year ago, but still faster than anyone else at CMS has ever swam it. Thayer Breazeale came in second in 1:50.34, which moves him into sixth all-time at CMS, with Headley's 1:50.90 places him tenth. 

Anderson Breazeale took the 200 back in 1:49.88 with Barck second in 1:51.59, which moves him into tenth in program history. Lang won the final individual event of the meet, the 1650, by almost 30 seconds, finishing in 15:48.17.

CMS will have a month off for exams and holiday break before returning to action on Jan. 6 at the California Baptist Distance meet, before returning home on Jan. 7 to face Whittier in another SCIAC matchup.