Thomas Moore '26

Hosting the Roger Ahlman Invitational in December, the men’s swimming and diving team broke seven school records at Riley Pool. The Scots won the team competition with 854.5 points, besting St. Olaf (677.5), Morningside (654), and Hamline (84).

Thomas Moore ’26 (Philadelphia) was a part of all seven school records, which included four relays and three individual events. Moore won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:55.56, breaking the old mark of 1:57.97 set by Nathan Young ’11 in 2008. He also helped Macalester’s 400-yard medley relay team of Casey Meretta ’26 (Potomac, Md.), Charles Batsaikhan ’25 (Chapel Hill, N.C.), and TJ Palli ’26 (Maple Grove, Minn.) break the school record with a winning time of 3:30.89. The old mark was set last year with a time of 3:35.43.

William Haby ’27 (Denver), Palli, Batsaikhan, and Moore broke a twenty-nine-year-old school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:10.47. The previous record of 7:14.37 was set in 1994.

Moore won the 100-yard butterfly with a school-record time of 51.57, eclipsing the old mark of 52.90, set in 1980 by Chris McNeil ’83. He then broke the 100-yard freestyle school record with a first-place time of 46.82. The old record of 46.94 was set by Young in 2009.

Moore contributed to two more relay records. Moore, Isaac Kisker ’25 (Oakwood, Calif.), Palli, and Batsaikhan won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:25.81, besting the old mark of 1:27.46 set in 2022. The same four swimmers broke the 400-yard freestyle relay record with a time of 3:09.83. The previous record of 3:15.38 was set in 1988.

Dylan Herlihy ’26 (Reading, Mass.) placed second in both diving events.

February 5 2024

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