Williams Records a Pair of Victories for Men's Swimming and Diving at Tech Sprints

Williams Records a Pair of Victories for Men's Swimming and Diving at Tech Sprints

WORCESTER — Sid Williams (Irvine, CA) posted personal bests in the 50-yard backstroke and 25-yard backstroke, placing first in 23.01 and 10.93 seconds, respectively, and in the 25-yard freestyle collecting a second-place finish in 10.08 seconds, and was a part of the 200-yard medley team which came in first place with a time of 1 minute, 34.38 seconds to lead men's swimming and diving team to a second-place finish (1,239 points) as they hosted the Tech Sprints Saturday.

Bates finished first (1,503 points), Roger Williams third (820), Wheaton fourth (387) and Trinity fifth (344).

Zach Denbow (Hooksett, NH), Clayton Besch (West Sand Lake, NY), and Peter Fagerholm (Newtown, CT) were also a part of the 200-yard medley team which placed first for the Engineers.

Besch had a first-place finish in the 50-yard butterfly (22.91 seconds), placed third in the 50-yard backstroke (25.03), and combined with Williams for top billing in the 100-yard freestyle relay. Chris Nelson (Millbury, MA) swept the diving events, coming in first in the 1-meter (340.35) and the 3-meter (318.35).

In the 100-yard butterfly, Matthew Shriner (Arlington, MA) finished first and Aaron McCutcheon (Smithfield, RI) third in 52.94 and 53.23 seconds, respectively.  It was a season best time in the event for McCutcheon.

Evan Buckley (Burnt Hills, NY) came in second (4:53.85) and Archie Milligan (Middlebury, VT) posted a personal best 4:59.17 finishing third both in the 500-yard freestyle.

Kyle Staubi (Red Hook, NY) swam a personal best 2:03.51 to finish second in the 200-yard individual medley, and combined with Denbow to swim the 100-yard medley in 43.31 to capture first.

The Engineers are back in the pool starting February 20 for the NEWMAC Championships at MIT.