Swimming and Diving Rounds out Regular Season on Senior Day

Seniors - WPI Swimming and Diving 2022

WORCESTER -- With the Tech Sprints canceled due to the wintery weather that hit New England on Saturday, the WPI men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted an Intrasquad Meet Sunday afternoon as a final tuneup before the NEWMAC Championships and honor their seniors one final time.  

Swimming at home for the last time for the men's squad were grad students Justin Moczynski (Hingham, MA), Anthony Porto (Hillsdale, NY), Eric Scholz (Fulton, MD), and Matthew Shriner (Arlington, MA, and seniors Evan Buckley (Burnt Hills, NY), Henry Buda (Laurel, MD), Donald Buglino (Titusville, NJ), John Carroll (Naperville, IL), Peter Fagerholm (Sandy Hook, CT), Cory Helmuth (South Bend, IN), BK Jeong (Marshfield, MA), Archie Milligan (Middlebury, VT), Griffin O'Neil (Liverpool, NY), Matthew Olson (Honolulu, HI), Evan Sauter (West Tisbury, MA), and Sidney Williams (Fairfax, VA).  

On the women's side, Jenn Brownell (Spring, TX), Sophie Chase (South Portland, ME), Rayna Harter (Plainfield, IL), Kimberly Hazeltine (Stratham, NH), Sarah MacDonald (Yorktown Heights, NY), Monika Nowak (Longmeadow, MA), Katherine Pawlak (Westford, MA), Kirsten Stevens (Reading, MA) and Molly Sykes (Falmouth, MA).  

A few seniors reset some school records at the meet as Pawlak took down the 100 IM and Moczynski reset the 1 and 3 meter diving records (11 dives). Pawlak raced to a 1:00.55 finish in the 100 IM besting Nysa Casha's time of 1:01.48 from 2014.  

Moczynski eviscerated the previous school record in the 1 meter dive finishing with a total of 521.39 after 11 dives. While finishing with a total of 484.87 in the 3-meter dive. Randy Melanson held both school records previously, setting them in the 2018 season. Melanson's 1 meter record stool at 490.42 while the 3 meter was previously 454.05. Moczynski also set a new school record in the 1 meter (6 dives) last week against Clark with a total of 310.10 and upped the 3 meter record (6 dives) against Wheaton with a total of 304.65. After today he currently holds all of the diving school records.  

The senior class got things off on the right foot as MacDonald and Buda swept the 100 Fly, the first individual event of the day. MacDonald crossed in 1:00.70 while Buda took it in 52.64. Sykes came away with the 50 Breast title the next event out, with a time of 31.50 while the duo of Pawlak and Williams swept the 25 Free event in times of 11.25 and 9.89 in Event 3.  

Pawlak also came away with the 50 Fly title (26.01), the 50 Free title (24.12), and was a member of the 200 Free Relay (1:38.62), 100 Medley Relay (50.95), 100 Free Relay (45.12) and 200 Medley Relay (1:51.23) first place teams.  

Shriner came away with a handful of titles of his own with first place finishes in the 50 Fly (23.39) and 50 Free (22.03), as well as the 100 Medley Relay (44.42), 100 Free Relay (40.04), and 200 Medley Relay (1:35.48).  

Stevens won the 100 Breast in 1:12.37 while Hazeltine and Williams swept the 25 Back with times of 14.31 and 10.98. Buda took the 25 Fly in 11.20 while Olson finished first in the 500 Free in 4:58.89.  

As for the underclassmen, Morgan Foltz (North Easton, MA) took first in the 100 Back in 1:00.39, the 100 Free in 53.71, the 25 Fly in 12.71, the 200 Free in 1:58.14, and was the anchor leg in all four relays on the day. Owen Krause (Potomac Falls, VA) came away with the 50 Breast title in 27.33 and Duncan Farquharson (Meriden, CT) finished first in the 100 Back (53.64), and 200 Back (2:04.06).  

Fraser Milligan (Middlebury, VT) took first in the 100 IM on the men's side with a time of 55.17 also winning the 50 Back (26.72) while Roman Henry (Mullica Hill, NJ) earned the 100 Breast title in 59.75. Aidan Greenfield (East Northport, NY) earned the 100 Free (48.93) title, while Audrey Dino (St. Louis, MO) and John Puksta (Nashua, NH) took home the 200 IM victories.  

Sophie Chretien (Winchendon, MA) and Puksta finished first in the 25 Breast while Dino cleaned up in the 50 Back with a time of 29.19. Matthew Segui (Stanton, CA) claimed the 200 Fly in 2:04.09 while Keira Franz (Colorado Springs, CO) earned the 500 Free win. Finally Eva Cotreau (West Barnstable, MA) and Austin Aguirre (Santa Maria, CA) won the 200 Breast with times of 2:46.49 and 2:16.64 respectively.  

Rounding out the competition was Val Corrente (New York, NY) who claimed the 1 and 3 meter dive titles with totals of 299.34 and 260.46 respectively.  

The Engineers are back in action at the NEWMAC Championships from Feb. 17-20 hosted by MIT.