Jacobi Sets Another Record; Truong Makes All-Conference team in 1650 Free
WORCESTER, Mass.—Senior Steven Jacobi (Cranbury, N.J.) set his third record of the weekend in the 200-yard breaststroke and sophomore An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.) came in second in the 1650-yard freestyle as the Babson College men's swimming & diving team finished sixth overall at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday night.
The Beavers finished the four-day conference meet with 542 points, its highest total since 2004, and fourth-best score going back to 1999.
Jacobi qualified in ninth place for the 200-yard breaststroke finals on Sunday morning and then trimmed over half a second off of his time to come in sixth in 2:09.44. His finals time was just one one-hundreth of a second ahead of his previous school-mark set back in 2011, and marked the third time this weekend he broke an individual or relay record by the slimmest of margins, 0.01 seconds.
Jacobi currently holds four individual records and is part of two relay event records as well.
Truong had a spectacular finish to his weekend as well, coming in second in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:20.38 to make the all-conference squad. This result was the last in a string of strong performances over three days for Truong, who was also third in the 400-yard individual medley, fourth in the 500-yard freestyle, and helped set a new program-record in the 200-yard medley relay.
First-year Bill Kim (McLean, Va.) posted a 13th-place result in the 200-yard backstroke, while sophomore Austen Noh (San Jose, Calif.) came in 15th for the Beavers in the 200-yard breastroke. Junior Aaron Pomeroy (Cottage Grove, Wisc.) was 17th in the 100-yard freestyle, and junior Purin Waranimman (Pebble Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Keith Clark (Roanoke, Va.) came in 19th in the 200-yard backstroke and 1650-yard freestyle, respectively.
Senior Isaac Breen-Franklin (Severna Park, Md.) who has one individual school record and three program-records overall, finished his career with a 14th-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
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