Melanson, WPI Men's Swimming and Diving Sweep Babson and Brandeis

Tim Petri
Tim Petri

WORCESTER – Sophomore Randy Menlanson (Attleboro, MA) swept the diving events as WPI claimed all but three races in a men's swimming and diving double-dual with Babson and Brandeis Sunday afternoon at the Sports & Recreation Center. The Engineers topped Brandeis 216-77 and Babson 208-86. The Beavers, meanwhile, defeated the Judges 160-127.

Melanson totaled 234.80 on the one-meter and 221.80 on the 3-meter to secure both events for the Engineers. The 400-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay bookended the matinee with victories as senior Alex Powers (North Scituate, RI), junior Tim Petri (Eksjo, Sweden), freshman Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) and senior Nathan Hughes (Arlington, VA) took the opener in a time of 3:33.32 and sophomore Karim Elsayed (Cairo, Egypt), junior Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI), sophomore Chris Massar (Monroe, CT) and Powers posted a time of 1:28.44.

Jack Bauer and Powers went on to sweep their respective 100- and 200- races. Jack Bauer clocked a 48.44 in the 100-freestyle and 1:47.62 in the 200-freestyle as Powers posted a 53.13 in the 100-yard backstroke and a 1:58.74 in the 200-yard backstroke. Elsayed took the 100-yard butterfly (54.41) as sophomore Cam Back (St. Louis, MO) touched the wall first in the 200-yard version of the race (1:59.73).

Petri and Andrew Bauer also picked up an individual victory with a 1:00.23 in the 100-yard breaststroke and 21.74 in the 50-yard freestyle, respectively. Freshman Alex Gallant (Lakeville, MA) rounded out the Engineers triumphs with a 2:13.35 in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Babson senior An Truong (West Roxbury, MA) collected a pair of wins for the Beavers with a 4:54.16 in the 500-yard freestyle and a 4:18.46 in the 400-yard IM. Sophomore Zach Diamond (Staten Island, NY) logged the Judges lone victory with a 10:08.78 in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

WPI (3-0) travels to Coast Guard Saturday for a 1pm double-dual with Division I Providence. Babson (3-1) hosts Norwich Saturday at 1pm and Brandeis (0-6) is at Division II Bentley on Friday, November 20th at 6pm.