Men's Swimming & Diving

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Swimming & Diving Teams Open Home Slate With Sweep of Norwich

Swimming & Diving Teams Open Home Slate With Sweep of Norwich

BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College swimming & diving teams won 25 of the 29 events en route to a dominating sweep of Norwich University in its home opener on Saturday afternoon at Morse Pool. The women evened their record at 3-3 on the year with a 55-15 victory, while the men moved to 4-1 overall with a 159-110 victory over the Cadets.

Six different swimmers won multiple events for the Beavers on Saturday, including three on the women's side. Junior Erica Riccardi (Los Angeles, Calif.) continued to dominate her races, picking up victories in both the 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle, as well as the 200-yard backstroke, and has now won 10 races in four meets this season.

First-year Mallory Ham (Norwalk, Conn.) won both the 50- and 200-yard freestyle, and first-year Paris Ekman (Fargo, N.D.) was victorious in the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions. Sophomore Becca Greenberg (Beverly, Mass.) also picked up her first two victories of the year, winning the 100 free and finished second in the 200 free. Senior Lily Yie (Longmont, Calif.) won the 200 breast, junior Kendall Ford (Geneva, Ill.) captured the 200-yard butterfly, and first-year Fernanda Espinosa (Coral Gables, Fla.) picked up a victory in the 50-yard breaststroke.

On the men's side, senior Isaac Breen-Franklin (Severna Park, Md.), junior Brock Donnelly (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), and sophomore An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.) all recorded two victories. Breen-Franklin won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events, Donnelly captured both the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions, and Truong picked up wins in the 200 butterfly and 200 breaststroke.

Junior Gustavo Chan (Miami, Fla.) won the 1000-yard freestyle and finished second in the 200 butterfly, while sophomore Austin Noh (San Jose, Calif.) posted a win in the 50-yard breaststroke and came in second in the 200 breast. First-years Bill Kim (McLean, Va.) and Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) won the 200-yard backstroke and 50-yard backstroke, respectively, and junior Lenny Brown (Somerville, Mass.) claimed the 50-yard freestyle.

Senior captain Rene Del Castillo (Cancun, Mexico) and junior Paris Waranimman (Pebble Beach, Calif.) both had a pair of second-place finishes. Del Castillo was the runner-up in the 200 free and 200 back, while Waranimman came in second in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events.

Both teams return to action next Saturday when they travel to Brunswick, Maine, to take on Bowdoin and MIT.

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