Koenigsberger Breaks School Record, Men’s Swimming & Diving Completes Day Two of NESCAC Championships

February 22, 2014

Fueled by a school-record performance from Stephan Koenigsberger Saturday evening, Middlebury remains in seventh place following the second day of the 2014 NESCAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship hosted by Bowdoin. Williams continues to lead the way (1288.5), while Amherst (1196) and Connecticut College (1133) sit second and third. Tufts (763) and Bates (638) complete the top five, while Middlebury remains seventh (523).

Koenigsberger’s school-record swim was produced in the 100 breaststroke with a third-place time of 57.38. That time is an NCAA ‘B’ cut and erases the 2005 mark set by Tim Lux of 57.66.

Other individual top-eight efforts came from Ian Mackay. Mackay touched the wall in second during the 100 fly in 49.24, an NCAA ‘B’ cut time. Michael McGean was seventh in the 1000 free (9:37.27).

During relay events, the 200 medley relay team comprised of Mackay, Koenigsberger, Bryan Cheuk and Paul Lagasse finished fourth in 1:33.28. In the evening’s final event, the 4x800 quartet of Mackay, Lagasse, Cheuk and Nick Keenan swam to an eighth-place finish in a time of 7:01.92.

The Panthers will conclude the championship Sunday. Morning preliminaries are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., while the finals session will start at 5:15 p.m. with the 1,650 freestyle.