Smallwood Leads Undefeated Men's Swimming and Diving to Landmark Win Over Coast Guard

Andrew Kelleher

Worcester, MA --- The WPI men's swimming and diving team beat Coast Guard in a men's dual meet for the first time in program history – dating back to 1926 – on Saturday, as the host Engineers swept. WPI beat the Bears, 171-123, and also handled Providence, 190-101, to remain undefeated in the opening month of the season. 

Freshman David Smallwood (Bangor, ME) was a part of three wins and also took second in the competitive 100-yard freestyle, coming in at a blazing 47.89. Smallwood won the 100-yard butterfly (52.44) and swam in the WPI's winning 400-yard medley relay (3:31.53) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:12.52). 

Alex Powers (Glocester, RI) and Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI) also swam in both relays and had impressive individual performances. 

Bauer won the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.17) and finished third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:55.70), while Powers was second in the 100-yard backstroke (53.64) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:00.38). 

Tim Petri (Eksjo, Sweden) tied Andrew Kelleher (Poughquag, NY) for first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.14), while Petri was also on the first-place 400-yard medley relay. Kelleher was also second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:15.79). 

Newcomer Cameron Back (St. Louis, MO) had WPI's final win of the meet in the 200-yard butterfly, touching the wall in a time of 1:58.14.

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