Mackay Wins Two Events As Men’s Swimming & Diving Enjoys Record-Setting Opening Day of NESCAC Championships

February 21, 2014

Led by a pair of event wins from Ian Mackay during the opening day of the 2014 NESCAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship, Middlebury sits in seventh place among 11 teams competing at the event hosted by Bowdoin in LeRoy Greason Pool. Williams leads the way with 636.5 points, while Amherst is second with 607 points. Connecticut College (566), Tufts (429 and Bates (349) round out the top five, while the Panthers are seventh (275).

Mackay established a NESCAC record in the 50 fly with a time of 21.89 in the morning preliminary swim and won the championship in 22.01. A few events later, Mackay claimed his second-straight 50 free conference title. After a morning swim of 20.53, Mackay won the championship with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 20.80.

The Panthers started the evening off with a strong fourth-place finish in the 200 free relay. The quartet of Mackay, Stephan Koenigsberger, Mike Oster and Bryan Cheuk stopped the clock in 1:24.53.

Koenigsberger set both a new school and pool record in the 50 breaststroke during the morning prelims as he touched the wall in 25.59. However, he was disqualified during the evening’s finals for a false start.

During the one-meter diving event, a pair of Panthers advanced to the final eight. Dylan Peters wound up sixth with 394.30 points, while Skylar Dallmeyer-Drennen finished seventh with 347.85 points.

The final event of the first evening, the 400 medley relay, featured the team of Mackay, Teddy Kuo, Koenigsberger and Paul Lagasse, who finished with a time of 3:26.64 for sixth place.

The Panthers return for day two of the championship Saturday. Morning preliminaries are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., while the finals session will start at 6:00 p.m.