The Emory University Men's Swimming and Diving team claimed four first place finishes on Saturday afternoon but fell to Division II's Delta State University, 170.5-123.5, in dual meet action from Cleveland, Mississippi.
Senior Oliver Smith, junior Matt Rogers and freshman Sven Mesihovic highlighted the Eagles' performances at the meet with individual victories while the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Smith, seniors Alexander Hardwick, Aaron Schwartz and sophomore Sage Ono closed out the meet with Emory's fourth win in a time of 1:23.74. In the 50 Freestyle, Smith posted the Eagles' lone NCAA qualifying mark with a B Cut of 20.59 while Rogers won the 200 Freestyle at 1:44.40, edging out freshman Kellen Stillman by .08 seconds, and Mesihovic topped all swimmers in the 400 IM, touching in a time of 4:09.31.
To go along with the four first place efforts, Emory tallied 10 second place showings including Stillman in the 200 Free. Adding second place finishes on Saturday were junior Thomas Gordon in both the 1,000 Freestyle (9:45.54) and 500 Freestyle (4:45.37), Ono in the 100 Backstroke (50.52), senior John Copses in both the 100 (59.85) and 200 Breaststrokes (2:11.39), freshman Carlos Monteagudo in the 200 Butterfly (1:57.12), Hardwick in the 100 Freestyle (46.82) and Rogers in the 200 Backstroke (1:34.81).
The Eagles resume the competition slate next Saturday, January 27th with a dual meet against crosstown foe Georgia Tech, beginning at 11:00 AM.