Men's Swimming & Diving

Aquatic Olympians Overwhelm Grossmont

Aquatic Olympians Overwhelm Grossmont

The day started, and ended just as well for Mesa in their opening dual meet versus Grossmont College on Friday 3/3/2017 at the Joan Kroc Center. Sophomore Jesse Vanderkolk and Freshman Josh Fisher led a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep of the 3 meter and 1 meter diving events.  Alexandr Makhmudyantsev, a Freshman from Antelope High School in the Sacramento area, led the Olympians in two sweeping 1-2-3-4 finishes in the 100 (1:02.39) and 200 Breaststroke (2:19.66) events as San Diego Mesa overwhelmed host Grossmont College in a 233-61 victory. Makhmudyantsev also opened up a huge lead swimming breaststroke in the winning 200 yard Medley relay, and finished first in the 200 IM (2:08.53). The aquatic Olympian men captured wins in 15 out of 16 swimming and diving events with Makhmudyantsev contributing to 4 of the victories. Mesa has extended their PCAC men's swimming & diving dual meet winning streak to 7-0 in the past three seasons. A complete list of Mesa event winners:

200 Medley Relay (Evans, Makhmudyantsev, Zapata, Vargas) 1:42.56

1000 Free Wyatt Schmidt 10:56.83

200 Free John Horne 1:52.96

100 Back Keith Evans 57.34

100 Breast Alexandr Makhmudyantsev 1:02.39

200 Fly Blake Wixom 2:03.82

1 Meter Diving Josh Fischer 160.35

3 Meter Diving Jesse Vanderkolk 145.35

100 Free Mateo Vargas 51.84

200 Back John Horne 2:07.22

200 Breast Alexandr Makhmudyantsev 2:19.66

500 Free Blake Wixom 5:05.95

100 Fly Pablo Zapata 55.55

200 IM Alexandr Makhmudyantsev 2:08.53

200 Free Relay (Vargas, Smith, Crabtree, Zapata) 1:32.59