Men’s Swimming and Diving Experiences Gold Rush Despite Setback at Pomona-Pitzer

Seth MacDonald

Claremont, CA --- Seth MacDonald (Sherrill, NY) won a pair of individual events as the WPI men's swimming and diving team fell 174-114 to Pomona-Pitzer at the open-air Halderman Pool Tuesday.

MacDonald was the only swimmer to turn in sub-two minute times in the 200-yard butterfly (1:57.63) and 200-yard IM (1:59.19) while Alex Gallant (Lakeville, MA) was a close second in the 200 IM with a 2:00.22. The 200-yard medley relay team of Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI), Tim Petri (Eksjo, Sweden), David Smallwood (Bangor, ME) and Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI) kicked things off with a winning-time of 1:35.58. Individually, Andrew Bauer went on to win the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.28) and touch the wall second in the 50-yard freestyle (21.76). Jack Bauer, meanwhile, struck gold in the 100-yard butterfly (52.27). Petri won the 100-yard breaststroke in under a minute (59.71) as Andrew Kelleher (Poughquag, NY) finished third (1:01.36). Petri also came in second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.61).

The 200-yard freestyle relay foursome of Alex Powers (North Scituate, RI), Nathan Hughes (Arlington, VA), Jack Bauer and Andrew Bauer collaborated to finish second (1:27.59). Powers was the runner up in the 100-yard backstroke (54.91) and was followed by Matt Houghton (Berkley, MA) in third (56.70). Hughes also pitched in with a second-place time in the 100-yard freestyle (1:58.46) and Houghton earned silver in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.46).

Roberto Esquivel (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and Craig Barrett (Edinburgh, Scotland) also posted runner up performances in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:31.39) and 500-yard freestyle (4:57.47), respectively.

WPI entertains Roger Williams and Bridgewater State on Saturday at 2pm.