Indianapolis, IN --- Sophomore Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) along with fellow members of the 400-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relay have earned an invitation to the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, which will be held March 15 – 18 at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.
The NEWMAC champion is slotted eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (49.26) and 12th in the 100-yard butterfly. Junior Karim Elsayed (Cairo, Egypt), senior Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI), senior Frederick Burgwardt (Mendon, NY) and Jack Bauer are 13th in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.73) while Jack Bauer, senior Tim Petri (Eksjö, Sweden), senior Seth MacDonald (Sherrill, NY) and Andrew Bauer are 14th in the 400-yard medley relay (3:20.21).
Andrew Bauer, who is making his third NCAA championships appearance and second at this particular facility, can also swim in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles while Jack Bauer, who was unable to make last year's trip to North Carolina due to illness, is also eligible to enter the 50-yard freestyle. MacDonald can take part in the 400-yard IM and 200-yard butterfly as Petri can contest the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes.
The Engineers can also compete in the 200-yard medley, 200-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relays.
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