Cambridge, MA --- All-NEWMAC relay finish and a pair of B final victories highlight day two of competition for the WPI men's swimming and diving squads.
The men's 200 Free Relay team of Sidney Williams (Fairfax, VA), John Puksta (Nashua, NH), Peter Fagerholm (Sandy Hook, CT), and Matthew Crane (Groton, MA) combined to touch the wall in 1:23.76 for a second place finish. The trio of Williams, Puksta, and Fagerholm earned All NEWMAC Second Team honors for the second-straight night, while Crane picked up his first honor of the event.
In the 500-Free finals, Matthew Shriner (Arlington, MA) took home a 10th place finish in the A final with a time of 4:43.36, while Henry Buda (Laurel, MD) took first place in the B final with a time of 4:41.19, Aidan Greenfield (East Northport, NY) finished 12th overall in 4:41.68 Matthew Olson took 15th in 4:48.70 and Archie Milligan (Middlebury, VT) rounded out the 500 Free swimmers with a time of 4:52.76.
Fraser Milligan (Middlebury, VT) finished 10th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.61 while Puksta claimed the B final title with an overall 11th place finish of 1:53.91 and Austin Aguirre (Santa Maria, CA) finished 15th in 1:54.82.
The individual swimming events wrapped up with the 50 Free where Williams picked up a fifth place finish in 20.71, while Fagerholm earned the B final victory with an 11th place overall finish of 21.17.
The 400 Medley Relay rounded out the Engineers day, as WPI took home a third place finish in 3:24.35 as the foursome of Kyle Staubi (Red Hook, NY), Eric Scholz (Fulton, MD), Shriner and Greenfield earned the bronze and edged out Babson by one one-hundredth of a second to find a spot on the podium.
The men's divers saw fifth and seventh place finishes in the 3-meter dive which occurred on Thursday night and had the results certified Friday morning. Justin Moczynski (Hingham, MA) took home fifth with a score of 443.20 while Jared Seehusahai (Elkins Park, PA) finished seventh with a score of 3:43.25.
After two days of competition, the men's team stands in third place with 322 points.
The two teams will be back in action for day three of the Championships on Saturday morning at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center on the campus of MIT.