Men's Swimming and Diving Posts Strong Showing on Final Day of NCAA Championships

Alex Powers

Shenandoah, Texas --- Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI) shaved .04 seconds off his 100-yard freestyle record and the 400-yard freestyle relay was the second alternate as WPI closed out the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday.

Bauer began the day with a 29th-place time of 45.55 to better his own standard in the event. His previous mark was set at last month's NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Later in the session, Alex Powers (Glocester, RI), Nathan Hughes (Arlington, VA), David Smallwood (Bangor, ME) and Bauer collaborated to finish 18th, just two spots shy of another honorable mention All-America nod, in a time of 3:04.56. MIT, which had many student-athletes finish the day on Alternate Island, finished .46 seconds ahead of the Crimson and Gray to snag the first alternate spot.

Men's Swimming and Diving went 10-0 in dual meet competition for the first undefeated season in program history under 11th-year head coach Paul Bennett. The Engineers also repeated as Gompei Invitational Champions and won their third consecutive Worcester City Championship. Additionally, the Crimson and Gray boast a 16-0 home record since the Sports & Recreation Center opened in 2012. 


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