Shriner Nabs Silver as Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Third at NEWMAC Championships

NEWMACs Day 4 - WPI Men's Swim & Dive 2022

Cambridge, MA --- The final day of competition at the NEWMAC Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, brought a pair of top-five finishes, including an All-NEWMAC Second team finish from grad student Matthew Shriner (Arlington, MA), as well as a third place team finish for the men's swimming and diving squads.  

The team finished in third place for the fifth-straight season behind 2022 Champion MIT who accumulated 1635 points, and second place finisher Coast Guard who tallied 973 points. The Engineers put together 830 points over the course of the four-day event to finish 190 points ahead of fourth place Springfield (640).  

Shriner took home second place in the 200 Fly to close out the men's individual events on the day, picked up his first All-NEWMAC career honor, also returning to the podium for the first time since 2018, his rookie season, where he finished third, also in the 200 Fly.  

The Engineers' other top-five finish came via a fourth place finish from Peter Fagerholm (Sandy Hook, CT) in the 200 Back to start the day. Fagerholm finished in 1:51.35, his fastest time of the season by nearly four seconds.  

Joining Fagerholm as point-getters in the 200-Back were Kyle Staubi (Red Hook, NY), who finished eighth with a time of 1:55.16, Austin Aguirre (Santa Maria, CA) taking 10th with a time of 1:56.08, Aaron Swann (Venice, FL) who took 15th in 1:59.82 and Archie Milligan (Middlebury, VT) who touched the wall in 17th place in 2:02.43.  

Shriner was joined in the A final by Henry Buda (Laurel, MD) and Staubi who finished ninth, 10th with times of 1:56.18 and 1:56.37 respectively. In the B final, Christopher Thomas (Naperville, IL) and Matthew Segui (Stanton, CA) went 16th, 17th to continue to add to the point total.  

In the 100 Free, Sidney Williams (Fairfax, VA) and John Puksta (Nashua, NH) went ninth, 10th with times of 46.34 and 47.00 respectively while Matthew Crane (Groton, MA) added a 17th place finish.  

Roman Henry (Mullica Hill, NJ) brought home the victory in the B final, with an 11th place overall finish in 2:06.15 while Fraser Milligan (Middlebury, VT) and Bora Hurst (Wellington, FL) took home 15th and 19th respectively. 

The 400 Free Relay team of Fagerholm, Puksta, Shriner, and Staubi rounded out the night with a fifth place finish in 3:06.30. 

For the meet: 

All-NEWMAC Second Team

 After some fast finishes this weekend, the Engineers will look to find out if any of the members of the team have earned a spot at the NCAA Championships to be held from March 16-19.