Men’s Swimming and Diving Places 3rd at NEWMAC Championships

Christian Brindamour
Christian Brindamour

WORCESTER, Mass.-Junior Christian Brindamour laid claim to a title in the 100 freestyle to pace the Coast Guard men's swimming and diving team to a third place finish on the final day of the 2014 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by WPI.

Brindamour won the 100 freestyle by posting a time of 45.23 seconds – 1.25 seconds faster than the nearest competitor – and also helped the 400 freestyle relay team to a fourth place finish on his way to being named NEWMAC Men's Swimmer of the Meet. He was joined on the relay team by sophomore Ben Morseth, freshman Elliot VanDeren, and sophomore Timothy Dion who finished in 3:08.66. Morseth was the next highest individual finisher for the Bears, placing fourth with a time of 1:54.04 in the 200 backstroke.

MIT claimed the team championship with 1,608.5 points. They were followed by WPI who scored 1,103.5 points and Coast Guard who had 874.5 points. Springfield (804) and Wheaton (797.5) rounded out the top five while Babson (542) and Clark (377) completed the seven team field.

The Bears received a trio of top ten finishes in the 200 butterfly, led by freshman Londen Thomas in seventh place with a time of 1:54.94. Junior Tim Early (1:58.67) and freshman Aaron Overheim (1:59.86) placed ninth and 10th, respectively.

Freshman Alexander Simpson placed 10th in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:19.05.

Coast Guard returns to action on Friday, February 28th when they take part in the NCAA Division III Diving Regional – a two-day event – hosted by RPI before competing at the NCAA National Championships, hosted by IUPUI.