The following media release was submitted to Ashland SOURCE
WORCESTER – Craig Barrett took part in the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships and garnered at least one All-America honorable mention nod.
The WPI men’s swimming & diving 200-yard medley relay earned All-America honorable mention status at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships, hosted by the ODAC and Greensboro Aquatic Center. Barrett was a part of that medley relay team.
Barrett was part of the 400-yard medley relay team that finished seventh in the consolation final to place 15th overall with a 3:19.39.
The configuration of swimmers Bauer, Chen, Perry and Barrett collaborated for a 16th-place 3:20.95 to secure a spot for WPI in the evening session by .20 seconds over a team from Swarthmore.
Besch, Barrett, Miralda and Bauer began Thursdy with a 19th-place 1:23.61 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, an improvement of .66 on the time clocked by Barrett, Perry, Chen and Miralda at the NEWMAC Championships (1:24.27).
As a team, the Engineers tied for 17th, one spot shy of the record set by the 2017 squad, with a total of 49 points.
Sixteen points were a result of the medley relays that saw all six WPI student-athletes secure All-America honorable mention accolades.