Thirteen from Men's Swimming Earn 2019 All-NESCAC Honors

MEDFORD – Tufts Univeristy men's swimming and diving had 13 members earn New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) honors after their performances in the 2019 NESCAC Championships at Middlebury College where the team placed second overall.

Kingsley Bowen earned 2019 NESCAC Swimmer of the Year

Recipients earned the honors by placing in the top three in their respective events. Senior Kingsley Bowen, sophomore John Koster, freshman Joseph Kim, senior Noah Cagley, sophomore Tyler Tatro, junior Costa Camerano, sophomore JJ Batt, junior Roger Gu, sophomore Lomax Turner, freshman Tar Tar Jarusinchai, junior Matt Manfre, freshman Nate Tingen, and freshman Victor Vollbrechthausen all qualified for All-NESCAC teams.

Bowen capped off an amazing four years at the NESCAC's with eight more accolades including being recognized as the 2019 NESCAC Swimmer of the Year. He upped his career total top-three finishes at NESCAC's to 22 and also earned the conference's 4-Year High Point Swimmer Award. This year he recorded first-place finishes in the 50 backstroke (22.48), 100 backstroke (48.42) and 200 backstroke (1:46.48). Those marks represented the second straight year he won all three backstroke events. Bowen also helped the Jumbos place in the top three in 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Gu, Camerano, and Cagley earned All-NESCAC honors for the third time in their careers. In the 50 freestyle event, Gu won as he set a NESCAC meet record with his 19.89 mark and Camerano posted a 20.77 time, which was good for third place. Gu set another NESCAC meet record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 43.78. They were both a part of the NESCAC record mark of 1:21.21 that was set in the 200 freestyle relay that also featured Batt and Turner. Camerano, Gu and Manfre joined Bowen to get a nod for head coach Adam Hoyt's 200 medley relay winning team with their 1:29.26 mark. Gu also was the anchor for the first place 400 medley relay team (3:16.43) and the second 400 freestyle relay team (3:01.07). Camerano also posted top three finishes in the 50 butterfly (22.12) and in the 100 butterfly (49.47). Cagley earned his All-NESCAC honor as he was one of the four that participated in the 800-yard freestyle relay. In total, Gu collected six top three finishes and Camerano posted five. 

Tatro and Manfre were named to the All-NESCAC team for the second season in a row. Tatro helped the foursome of himself, Koster, Cagley, and Kim place third in the 800 freestyle relay (6:43.73). He also helped guide the Jumbos to second in the 400 freestyle relay. Manfre helped win the 200 medley relay.

Jarusinchai was one of four Tufts freshmen who earned All-NESCAC honors with his first-place finish in the 200 individual medley, recording a 1:51.09 time. He was also a member of the 400 medley relay that set a NESCAC meet record with their 3:16.43 mark. The 400 freestyle relay that finished second with a 3:01.07 mark included Vollbrechtausen. Batt and Turner made their first All-NESCAC appearances after helping the Jumbos set the NESCAC record in the 200 freestyle relay.

Tufts will be back in action at the NCAA Championships in Greensboro, N.C. beginning on March 20.

> 2019 NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving All-Conference Honorees


Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello