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).
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.
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.