Bears Place 2nd at NEWMAC Championship for Third Straight Season

Eric Fuhs
Eric Fuhs

WORCESTER, Mass. –  Eric Fuhs won the 200 breaststroke for the second straight season and Joe Rodriguez won the 100 freestyle leading Coast Guard to a second place finish for the third straight season at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship.

Fuhs, an All-American in the 200 breaststroke last season with an eighth place finish, posted a winning time of 2:01.90, an NCAA B cut time.

Rodriguez won the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.57.

MIT won for the 11th straight season with 1,477.5 points while Coast Guard finished with 1,179.5 points. WPI was third with 857 points.

The Bears 400 freestyle relay team of John Feller, Joe Rodriguez, Dan Jenkins and John Pompay took second with a school-record time of 3:03.78.

Taylor Rowe placed second in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:52.21 while Michael Blake was third with a time of 16:06.22. Rowe, an honorable mention All-American in the event the last two seasons, finishes second for the second straight season.

Devin McClure broke the school-record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:50.79 to place fifth.



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