Cambridge, Mass.--The Clark University men's swimming and diving team concluded their season in the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The MIT men's swimming and diving team won its tenth straight and 13th overall New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday. MIT accumulated 1555 points which was 420.5 points ahead of second place Coast Guard which notched a team score of 1134.5. Behind MIT and Coast Guard was WPI with 983 points, Wheaton in fourth with 577.5, Springfield in fifth with 476, Babson in sixth with 456 and Clark in seventh with 260.
Senior Steven Castiglione (North Haven, Conn.) finished in the top ten for the men's one meter dive with a final score of 350.80. Juniors Julian Ortega (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Bill Holloman (Avon, Conn.), Dylan Schrama (Taunton, Mass.) and Johan Nel (Wayne, Maine) placed 7th in the 200 yard freestyle relay "A" final in a season best time of 1:31.63.
Freshman Eric Cobert (Newton, Mass.) swam his season best 500 yard freestyle in the preliminary round when he finished in 5:05.88, shaving 10.22 seconds off of his previous best. He also swam a season best 400 yard IM with a time of 4:28.00. Julian Ortega swam a season best in the 200 yard IM prelims with a time of 2:00.95.