Shenandoah, TX --- Two more records were set Thursday night as the WPI men took part in the second day of the 2017 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.
The Engineers are 14th of 42 scoring teams halfway through the four-day event.
The 400-yard medley relay of sophomore Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI), senior Andrew Kelleher (Poughquag, NY), senior Seth MacDonald (Sherrill, NY), senior Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI) placed third in the consolation final and 11th overall with a school-record 3:18.13. Jack Bauer once again led off with a record split with a 48.66 to reset his own 100-yard backstroke standard. Earlier in the evening, Andrew Bauer took 15th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:39.94.
In the morning trials, the 400 medley relay earned the right to swim again with a 14th-place 3:19.94, which was the school best at the time. Andrew Bauer secured his chance to swim in the night session with a 15th-place 1:39.25 in the 200 free. The 200-yard freestyle relay was 18th (1:22.89) as Jack Bauer was 19th (49.29) in the 100-yard butterfly and MacDonald was 23rd (4:07.06) in the 400-yard IM.
WPI looks for continued success tomorrow in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The Engineers will also test the water in the 200-yard butterfly (MacDonald). 100-yard backstroke (Jack Bauer) and 100-yard breaststroke (Petri).