WALTHAM, Mass. – Despite junior Colton Bridge (Tolland, Conn./Tolland HS) sweeping the two diving events, the Bentley University men's swimming and diving team dropped a 173-122 decision to WPI Wednesday evening at the Dana Center. It was the opening dual meet of the season for the Falcons.
Bridge posted winning scores of 253.94 in the one-meter and 237.45 in the three-meter. Both were relatively close competitions with winning margins of 12.44 and 13.72, respectively.
Bentley's other win came in the 50 yard freestyle with junior Sebastian Bury (Bellevue, Wash./ Newport Senior HS) finishing in 22.40 seconds, besting the Engineers' Benjamin List by 0.42 seconds. Bury also picked up a second-place finish with a time of 50.16 seconds in the 100 free, and was part of the Falcons' 400 free relay that was second in 3:20.65. That quartet also included freshman Chris Vukas (Randolph, N.J./Randolph HS), sophomore Davis Wilson (Ransom Canyon, Texas/Lubbock HS) and junior Tim Connolly (Dorchester/Boston Latin Acad.).
Vukas was also second in the 100 backstroke (55.67) and classmate Alden Karam (Norwich, Conn./Norwich Free Academy) took second in the 500 free (5:06.35).
The Falcons will be back in the Dana Center pool on Sunday for a 1 pm meet against Le Moyne College.