Brindamour Breaks Three Records; Bears Place 3rd at NEWMAC's

Christian Brindamour
Christian Brindamour

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Sophomore Christian Brindamour broke a three school records earning All-conference honors with second place finishes in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle and he was part of the winning  200 yard freestyle relay team as Coast Guard finished third at the 2013 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT.

Brindamour automatically qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships and took second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.33 and then broke the school record and placed second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.74. He also broke the schol record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.95.

Coast Guard won the 200-yard freestyle relay, with the team of sophomore Adam Hoburg, Brindamour, Michael Piantedosi and senior Kevin Smit, touching less than two-tenths ahead of Springfield with a time of 1:24.46.

Senior Nick Poehler placed third in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:19.32 while Smit placed fourth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:53.83.

Freshman Andy Anderson broke the oldest men's record on the 3 meter board breaking the six dive record from 1991 Mike Rorstad, 315.50 is the new record. Anderson placed fourth in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 430.85 while the Bears 400 medley relay team of Brindamour, freshman Ben Morseth, sophomore Ryan Buys and Smit placed fourth in 3:28.84.

Anderson qualified and will now compete at the NCAA Diving Regionals at Springfield on March 1st and 2nd.

The Bears finshed with 542 points, Springfield was second (658.50) host MIT won with 1,178 points.