Oneonta, NY --- The WPI men's swimming & diving team defeated Hartwick, 193-95, to end the dual meet portion of the 2018-19 campaign with the most wins in a single season in the 92-year history of the program. It is also the sixth consecutive year the Engineers (14-2) have boasted double-digit wins.
Senior Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI), junior Dave Chen (Niantic, CT), senior Jackson Perry (Cumberland, RI) and senior Jean Philippe Miralda (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) opend the meet with a winning time of 1:35.69 in the 200-yard medley relay. The finale saw graduate student Craig Barrett (Edinburgh, Scotland), Bauer, sophomore Matt Shriner (Arlington, MA) and Miralda take the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:16.86.
Bauer touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke (52.33) and 100-yard freestyle (48.76) as Chen claimed the 100-yard breaststroke (58.92) and Perry took the 100-yard butterfly (53.10). Miralda was second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.04). Shriner was a double winner with a 1:59.74 in the 200-yard butterfly and a 4:58.31 in the 500-yard freestyle.
Junior Chris Nelson (Millbury, MA) won a pair of head-to-head matchups in the diving events as senior Alex Gallant (Lakeville, MA) was first in the 200-yard IM (1:59.79) and third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:15.69). Junior Markus Zimmermann (Sammamish, WA) and sophomore Aaron McCutcheon (Smithfield, RI) also tasted victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:19.03) and 200-yard backstroke (2:02.37), respectively.
WPI hosts the Tech Sprints on Saturday with sessions set for 9am and 4pm.