Greensboro, NC --- Senior Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) reset the school record and was the national runner up in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by the ODAC and Greensboro Aquatic Center. It is Bauer's second All-America performance in the event.
Bauer, who was seventh in 2017, posted a 47.03 to also reset his own NEWMAC open record while Kenyon sophomore David Fitch (Conway, MA) was the first to the wall with a 46.66. It is the highest individual placing in program history, besting Joel Rousseau's third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly in 2005.
Between Bauer's swims, the 800-yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Clayton Besch (West Sand Lake, NY), graduate student Craig Barrett (Edinburgh, Scotland), senior Jean Philippe Miralda (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and junior Dave Chen (Niantic, CT) posted a 20th-place time of 7:02.17.
The Engineers are 16th out of 44 scoring teams with 33 points heading into the final day that features the 100-yard freestyle (Besch), 200-yard backstroke (Bauer) and the 400-yard freestyle relay.