February 21, 2014

Men’s Swimming and Diving Third after NEWMAC Day Two

WORCESTER, Mass.-Junior Christian Brindamour claimed a championship in the 50 freestyle to lead all Coast Guard finishers on Day Two of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by WPI.

Brindamour won the 50 freestyle in a time of 20.30 seconds, earning Coast Guard 26 points with the result. It was just part of a highly successful day for him though as he anchored the 400 medley relay team to a fifth place finish and swam the second leg of the 200 freestyle relay, helping that foursome to a fourth place result.

The 400 medley relay team consisting of sophomore Ben Morseth, freshman Carl Fuhs, junior Ryan Buys, and the aforementioned Brindamour finished in 3:28.04 to net the Bears 40 points. Morseth also swam leadoff in the 200 freestyle relay, followed by Brindamour, junior Tyler Kotchman, and senior Marco Tinari as the team finished in 1:25.58 to earn 42 more points for Coast Guard.

After two days of competition – and with two days remaining – Coast Guard currently sits in third place overall with 344 points. MIT is the overall leader with 572 points while WPI finds itself situated between the Engineers and the Bears.

Coast Guard got three more top ten finishes on the day, including two in the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Timothy Dion was sixth in the event with a time of 4:42.72 while freshman Aaron Overheim was ninth finishing in 4:45.25. Morseth wrapped up his busy day with a seventh place finish in the 200 IM in a time of 1:55.79.

Coast Guard will be back in action tomorrow when it competes at Day Three of the NEWMAC Championships hosted by WPI.

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