WORCESTER, Mass.—Senior Steven Jacobi (Cranbury, N.J.) continued to shine at the 2014 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, setting his second individual program record in as many days while helping the 200-yard medley relay team set a new program mark on Saturday night.
Jacobi broke his own mark from last season by one one-hundredth of a second with a time of 58.77 to finish ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Later on in the evening, Jacobi, along with junior Lenny Brown (Sommerville, Mass.), sophomore An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.) and first-year Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) put together a time of 1:35.79 to better the previous mark in the 200-yard medley relay from 2012, also by one one-hundreth of a second. Jacobi now owns four individual records and is a part of six program marks overall.
Truong had another strong night for the Beavers, finishing third in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:09.12. Senior Isaac Breen-Franklin (Severna Park, Md.) came in 10th in the 200-yard freestlye with a time of 1:45.10, while first-year Anton Pronichenko's (Palisades, Calif.) time of 59.63 was good for 10th place in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Shivers also posted a pair of top-20 individual finishes, coming in 13th in the 100-yard backstroke and 17th in the 100-yard butterfly.
Babson, which has earned 397 points through three days of competition, needs just one point on the final day of competition to make 2014 its highest-scoring NEWMAC championship meet since 2004.
Sunday's preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. with the finals getting started at 6 p.m.