CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men's swimming and diving team continue to impress day after day, earning a medal with a third-place finish on day three of the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships, held inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool, on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Freshman Jacob Wyse (Broad Brook, Conn.) stole the show, finishing third out of 16 swimmers in the A-Final of the 400 IM, with a time of 4:18.65. In doing so, he earned the first NEISDA medal in men's swimming and diving history. The result also earned 16 points for the Blue Jays.
In the 50 Butterfly, freshman Will Witkoski (Middlebury, Conn.) finished 13th with a time of 25.29 seconds, improving on his preliminary time from earlier in the day (25.49), earning four points.
The men also showed how hard they have worked with their efforts in the 200 Medley Relay, finishing in ninth place of 14 relay teams. The all-freshman team of Wyse, Matt Gorman (Columbia, Conn.), Witkoski, and Brendan Lynch (Watertown, Conn.) capped the relay with a 1:45.97, good for 18 points.
The men are currently in ninth place in the standings out of 16 schools with a total of 100 points exactly. There is still one more day to show what they are capable of accomplishing in their first-ever trip to the NEISDA Championships.
The USJ men's swimming and diving team will cap off an impressive weekend on the fourth and final day of the 2019 NEISDA Championships on Sunday. Prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by the finals at 5:30 p.m. at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.