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Four swimmers break Institute records at NCAA championships

Four swimmers earn

All-American status

Four MIT men's swimmers returned with All-American honors from the recent NCAA Division III Championships at Emory University in Atlanta. The 800-meter freestyle relay team, Theodore A. Achtem '94, James H. Bandy '92, Brian R. Meade '92 and Robert D. Rockwell Jr. '92, placed sixth, finishing higher than their eighth place seed. The team shattered the Institute record, beating it by eight seconds.

The relay clocked a final time of 6:55.9. The individual times were: Meade at 1:44.2, Bandy at 1:44.1, Rockwell at 1:44.8, and Achtem at 1:42.8. "We thought that the relay could go under seven minutes, but we weren't sure how far," said Coach John A. Benedick.

Achtem also earned All-American honors in the 200-meter backstroke, finishing eighth and setting a new Institute record at 1:57.9. Rockwell earned honorable mention All-American status by finishing 15th in the 400-meter individual relay.

Benedick, who coaches the men's and women's swim teams, was pleased with the season. "I

thought that overall the program was one of the best that I could remember," Benedick said.


Basketball player

wins academic award

Men's basketball forward David R. Tomlinson '91 has been named winner of the New England Basketball Coaches Association Academic Award. Tomlinson, a senior in mechanical engineering, will receive the award at the New England Coaches All-Star game April 8 at Providence College.


Road trip a success

for men's track team

The men's track team made its first spring break trip to California a successful one by winning a triangular meet over the University of California at San Diego and

Concordia College. Despite having only 12 competitors, the Engineers scored 70 points to UCSD's 46 and Concordia's 38 points.

Men's tennis captures

pair of road wins

The men's tennis team defeated Gustavus Adolphus College while on their spring trip to Arizona. Gustavus Adolphus was ranked seventh in the nation in Division III at the time. The Engineers also defeated 19th-ranked St. Thomas of Minnesota. Alexis P. Photiades '91 was 3-1 on the trip at the number one singles position, running his season record against nationally ranked Division III players to 4-1.

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