Powers, Bauer and Suarez Shine as Men's Swimming and Diving Dispatches Roger Williams

Alex Powers

Bristol, RI --- Alex Powers (Glocester, RI), Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI) and Matt Suarez (Needham, MA) each won a pair of individual events as Powers and Bauer also helped the winning 200-yard medley relay as WPI men's swimming and diving cruised past host Roger Williams, 155-119, on Saturday afternoon. 

The Engineers, currently 21st in both the CSCAA NCAA Division III Coaches Poll and the CollegeSwimming.com Rankings, improve to 6-0 while the Hawks dip to 1-4. 

Powers won the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle (1:46.58) as Bauer collected win in the 50-yard (21.80) and  100-yard freestyle (48.14). They teamed with Andrew Kelleher (Poughquag, NY) and Ben List (Bedford, MA) to claim the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.56. Suarez captured the 1-meter (215.26) and 3-meter (226.58) diving events while teammate Randy Melanson (Attleboro, MA) placed second with scores of 209.11 and  193.20, respectively. 

Nick Houghton (Berkley, MA) touched the wall first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:27.76) and had the fastest time in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.84) while Frederick Burgwardt (Mendon, NY) won the 50-yard backstroke (25.73) and was the quickest in the 50-yard butterfly (24.25). 

Also recording victories for the Crimson and Gray were Tim Petri (Eksjo, Sweden) in the 50-yard breaststroke (28.32), Cameron Back (St. Louis, MO) in the 100-yard butterfly (53.35) while Adam McNally (Leominster, MA) had the best time in the 400-yard IM (4:22.68). Bauer, Burgwardt, Nathan Hughes (Arlington VA) and Powers closed the meet with the quickest time in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:28.67). 

Men's Swimming and Diving returns to the WPI Sports & Recreation Center to host the Gompei Invitational December 5th through 7th.