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Brenner dives to record

<rleton's men's swimming and diving team celebrated its annual Senior Recognition meet last Saturday against St. Mary's University in what was also their last home meet of the season. Seniors Peter Cormier, Mark Olson, Andrew Mering, Jabir Yusoff, Eric Brenner, Brian Kilgour, Hugh Gallagher, and Ken Ellis-Guardiola were recognized for their sportsmanship, leadership, and efforts.

The squad came out in full force against the smaller St. Mary’s team, often swimming heats of all Carleton swimmers. For their efforts, the swimming Knights walked away with a resounding 235-35 win.

Mering took both the 200-yard freestyle and backstroke events and swam in an impressive 400-yard medley relay that nearly took down the Thorpe Pool record.

The Knights placed first in every event of the night, with other first place finishes including Mamoru Kanazawa ’13’s 100-yard back and 500-yard free, Erik Klontz ’13’s 50- and 100-yard free, and Benito Ramirez ’14’s 100- and 200-yard fly.

Brenner pulled off an amazing performance in both the 1- and 3- meter board competitions. With his performance on the 3-meter board, Brenner broke one of the longest standing team records set by Ken Potts in 1983.

The team now looks ahead to this Saturday for their last dual meet of the season at St. Olaf, before traveling to Minneapolis for the last two championship meets of the season.

-Ben Bedore is a member of the mens swimming/diving team.

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