WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Chasse Sodemann won the 100 breaststroke championship posting a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Open and Championship record, WPI pool record and school record with a time of 54.77 and was also part of the school record breaking 200 medley relay team to lead Coast Guard during day three of the NEWMAC Championship.
Sodemann is unbeaten all season in the 100 breaststroke and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship with his record breaking time this evening.
Coast Guard is in second place with one day remaining in the championship.
Sodemann broke his own school record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 55.29 in the morning preliminaries before his championship performance at night.
The Bears 200 medley relay of team of sophomore Patrick Jackson, Sodemann, junior Ross Garrett and freshman Joe Rodriguez set the school record posting an NCAA B cut time of 1:31.04 in the final event of the evening.
Sophomore Patrick Jackson broke his own school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.93 and placed fourth in the event with a time of 51.24 in the finals, sophomore Colin Fenster placed fourth in the 400 IM (4:08.39) for the Bears while sophomore Will French placed fourth on the 1-meter board with a score of 436.20.
MIT ended the night in four figures with 1,004 points. U.S. Coast Guard Academy (745) and host WPI (715) are second and third while Wheaton College (446) is fourth, Babson College (291) is fifth. Springfield College (290) is sixth and Clark University (178) is seventh.
The final day of competition will include the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Trials begin at 10am and finals at 6pm.