College swim: Chris Massar and WPI excel at Invitational

Chris Massar out of Masuk High helped the Worcester Polytechnic Institute men’s swimming and diving team place second at its own three-day combined-scoring Gompei Invitational that concluded on Sunday night.

A senior for coach Paul Bennett’s Engineers, Massar posted a time of 58.74 in the 100 individual medley.

He has recorded season-best times of 23.18 in the 50 freestyle vs. Southern Connecticut State University, 52.33 in the 100 freestyle against the United States Coast Guard Academy and 2:02.34 in the 200 freestyle versus RPI.

Division II WPI (4,858) finished behind Rowan University (4,920) and ahead of Division I Bryant University (4,572.5) at the Invitational.

The Engineers (5-2) close out the 2017 portion of the schedule with a challenging set of duals versus host Wesleyan, Tufts and Williams Saturday at 1 p.m.

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