Cambirdge, MA --- The WPI men's swimming and diving team held its own against top competition on Saturday, competing at MIT against the host Engineers and Bowdoin. The Crimson and Gray dropped a 225-73 decision to MIT and fell to the Polar Bears 167-127.
WPI saw seven athletes account for 12 individual top-five placements, and the Engineer relay squads each finished in the top five on the day.
Sidney Williams (Fairfax, VA) and Justin Moczynski (Hingham, MA) tied for WPI's highest finishes on the afternoon, each nabbing second place rankings. Williams was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 46.94, while also nabbing a fourth place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (21.48). Mocznyski took second in both diving events, tallying 248.62 points on the one-meter board and 267.60 points on the three-meter board.
Peter Fagerholm (Sandy Hook, CT), Matthew Shriner (Arlington, MA), and Kyle Staubi (Red Hook, NY) all recorded multiple top-five finishes on the day as well. Fagerholm was third in both the 100-yard backstroke (53.42) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.36), while Shriner was third in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.48) and fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.91). Staubi was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (51.73) and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (54.68).
Greenfield was fourth in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:26.76) and Buda was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.06).
In the relay events, the 200-yard medley relay team of Williams, Eric Scholz (Fulton, MD), Staubi, John Puksta (Nashua, NH) took fourth place in 1:35.99, while in the 400-yard freestyle relay, Williams, Puksta, Greenfield, Fagerholm were fourth in 3:12.62.
WPI returns home on December 3rd to open the three-day Gompei Invitational.