The Middlebury men's swimming and diving team sits in seventh place after the first full days of competition at the 2020 NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by Williams. The Ephs lead with 832.5 points, followed by Tufts (749.5) and Amherst (602). The Panthers currently own 285.5 points heading into Saturday's events, which begin at 10:00 a.m.
Friday night's action saw the 200 free relay team comprised of Jalbert, Gaughan, Isaac Esposito and Pannos place eighth overall with a time of 1:24.35.
In the 50 breaststroke, Chang touched the wall in ninth (26.44), while Jacob Fleisher was 17th (27:06). Alec Wilson turned in a 15th-place finish in the 500 free (4:40.75), while Merz was 20th in the 50 backstroke, clocking a time of 24.58.
Pannos and Jalbert each earned a pair of top-20 finishes on Friday night. Pannos did so in the 50 butterfly (16th-23.34) and 50 free (16th-21.43), while Jalbert was 17th in the 50 fly (23.20) and 14th in the 50 free (21.34)
On the boards, Jason Rickenbacher finished in ninth place during the one-meter diving competition with 32.50 points.