BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Babson College men's swimming and diving team closed out its regular season on Saturday, as the Beavers fell to visiting Springfield College, 170-127.
Babson posted five event victories on the day, including wins by first-year Greg Bissett (Cerritos, Calif.) in the 50 fly, first-year Ryan Akiba (Corona del Mark, Calif.) in the 50 breast, and the quartet of Bissett, first-year Edvard Arnet (Tokyo, Japan), first-year Mike Flaherty (Walpole, Mass.), and junior Mauricio Krantzberg (Cancun, Mexico) in the 400 free relay. Bissett and Krantzberg also tied for first in the 50 freestyle.
One of the highlights of Saturday's meets was the matchup between Babson senior Aaron Paradis (Norwich, Conn.) and Springfield junior Brian Sobel (Stratford, Conn.) - two of the top divers in the NEWMAC. Sobel handed Paradis his first defeat of the 2009-10 season in the 1-meter event, but the Babson senior rebounded to win the 3-meter competition by a narrow 319.90 to 317.25 margin.