Men’s Swimming & Diving Sweeps Babson and Brandeis in Home Dual Meet Opener

Craig Barrett

WORCESTER – Senior Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) won a pair of individual events as WPI swept Brandeis, 163-116, and Babson, 162-116, by near identical scores in the first set of dual meets of the season Friday night in the Sports & Recreation Center. The Beavers, meanwhile, defeated the Judges 139.50-122.50.

Bauer, who along with junior Dave Chen (Niantic, CT), senior Jackson Perry (Cumberland, RI), and graduate student Craig Barrett (Edinburgh, Scotland) began the event with a winning 200-yard medley relay time of 1:34.05, secured the 50-yard freestyle (22.04) and 100-yard backstroke (51.68). Chen added a victory in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.40) while Perry was second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.18) and third in the 100-yard butterfly (51.53). Barrett touched the wall second in the 100-yard freestyle (48.17).

Sophomore Zach Denbow (Hooksett, NH) led the way in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.24), as did freshman Peter Fagerholm (Sandy Hook, CT) in the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.37). Chen, Bauer, senior Jean Philippe Miralda (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and Barrett were the quickest in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:26.58).

Sophomores Tim McDonald (Walpole, MA) and Matt Shriner (Arlington, MA) were the runners up in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.72) and 500-yard freestyle (4:52.07), respectively. Junior Markus Zimmermann (Sammamish, WA) took third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:25.59) as sophomore Emmett McCann (Seattle, WA) turned in the seventh-fastest 400-yard IM (4:35.64). Sophomore Tom Lipkin (Mont Vernon, NH) was the lone male diver of the night.

WPI hosts Coast Guard and Southern Connecticut Saturday, November 10 beginning at noon.