Brunswick, ME --- The WPI men's swimming and diving team defeated Bowdoin, 168-130, and fell to NEWMAC foe MIT, 239-55, Saturday in a double dual at the LeRoy Greason Pool.
Junior Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI) placed second in all three freestyle sprints while also helping the 400-yard freestyle relay to a runner up finish. He clocked a 21.65 in the 50, a 47.13 in the 100 and 1:44.07 in the 200. He later teamed with sophomore Karim Elsayed (Cairo, Egypt), senior Alex Powers (North Scituate, RI) and sophomore David Smallwood (Bangor, ME) to post a 3:12.91 in the relay.
Sophomore Randy Melanson (Attleboro, MA) posted third-place dives on both boards as he totaled 229.20 on the 1-meter and 205.73 on the 3-meter.
The team of freshman Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI), junior Andrew Kelleher (Poughquag, NY), junior Seth MacDonald (Sherrill, NY) and senior Nathan Hughes (Arlington, VA) collaborated to place fourth in the 200-yard medley relay. Jack Bauer went on to touch the wall fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (54.60) and seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (53.34) as Kelleher was fourth in the 100-yard (1:00.64) and 200-yard (2:14.85) breaststroke. MacDonald added a fifth place showing in the 200-yard IM (2:00.83).
Sophomore Cam Back (St. Louis, MO) was fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:00.39) as classmates James Macfarlane (Ijamsville, MD) and Craig Barrett (Edinburgh, Scotland) were sixth in the 1,000-yard (10:10.94) and 500-yard (5:06.04), respectively. Powers was the fastest Boynton Hiller in the 200-yard backstroke with a seventh-place 2:00.58.
The Engineers host the third annual three-day Gompei Invitational beginning on Friday, December 4th.