The UR men’s swimming and diving team had a rather forgetful weekend at the UAA Championship hosted by Emory University in Atlanta. The Yellowjackets placed seventh out of eight in the event, which concluded on Saturday. The only team UR outscored was the University of Chicago. Taking the overall team title was host Emory University with 979 points. Emory was followed by Carnegie Mellon University with 732 points. Rounding out the top four were Washington University and Brandeis University with 465 and 409 points, respectively. Outscoring Case Western Reserve University 63-6 in the one-meter diving competition, New York University edged out Case Western for fifth place 388-366. The highlight of the weekend for the Yellowjackets was freshman Craig Matt’s school-record breaking performance in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55:50. Matt went on to place eighth out of 16 in the event.UR also got solid scores from sophomore diver Ted Elton. Elton’s fifth place finishes in the three-meter diving competition and one-meter diving competition were the best individual performances of the day for the Yellowjackets. Junior swimmer Pete Maxwell placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53:51. No other Yellowjacket placed any higher in an individual event.The UAA crowned Carnegie Mellon’s Brian McCarthy conference Swimmer of the Year. McCarthy won the AA championships in the 200-yard IM, the 400-yard IM, and the 100-yard backstroke.Emory diver John Sutter won conference Diver of the Year honors. Sutter won UAA championships in the 1-meter diving competition as well as the 3-meter event.Emory also boasts the Rookie of the Year award, which was awarded to frosh Ted Hamilton. He won the UAA championship in the 1650-yard freestyle. Hamilton also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle, fifth in the 800-yard freestyle relay with Emory’s second-string team, and tenth in the 200-yard backstroke. Brandeis University won the Coaching Staff of the Year award.Tipton can be reached at rtipton@campustimes.org.



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