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Men's Swimming & Diving Closes Regular Season With Victory Over Springfield

Men's Swimming & Diving Closes Regular Season With Victory Over Springfield

BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College men's swimming & diving team won 10 events, led by three individual victories from sophomore An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.), to wrap up its regular season with a 156.5-140.5 win over Springfield College on Saturday afternoon at Morse Pool.

The Beavers close the regular season with a record of 7-5 in dual-meet competition, while Springfield falls to 2-8 on the year.

Truong continued his run of dominant performances, claiming the 500-yard freestyle by nearly seven seconds with a time of 4:53.85, and the 1000-yard freestyle by over 14 seconds with a time of 10:08.05. The standout sophomore also won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:00.88.

Senior Isaac Breen-Franklin (Severna Park, Md.), one of four seniors competing in their final home meet, won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:47.32 and came in second in the 100 free by one one-hundredth of a second, posting a time of 49.59. He also finished third in the 500-yard freestyle.

Classmate Steven Jacobi (Cranbury, N.J.) won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:01.72 and came in third in the 200-yard breaststroke. Senior captain Rene Del Castillo (Cancun, Mexico) was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team's second-place finish, and Kevin Bob Son (Seoul, Republic of Korea) came in fourth in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

Junior Lenny Brown (Somerville, Mass.) touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.52, and classmate Gustavo Chan (Miami, Fla.) was victorious in the 100-yard butterfly, posting a time of 54.94. First-years Bill Kim (McLean, Va.) and Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) each recorded career-best times on Saturday, as Kim won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:02.75, while Shivers took home the 100-yard backstroke in 55.47.

The Beavers will now turn their attention to the four-day New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships which get underway on Thursday, February 20, at WPI.

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