Men's And Women's Swimming Drop Dual Meets At WPI

Men's And Women's Swimming Drop Dual Meets At WPI

WORCESTER, Mass.—The Babson College men's and women's swimming & diving teams both competed in a series of dual meets at WPI on Sunday afternoon. The men were defeated 153-136 by Brandeis University and 173-105 by the host Engineers, while the women fell to the Judges, 157-102, were beaten by Smith College, 231-63, and lost to WPI, 181-63.

The Beaver men produced two victories and a trio of runner-up finishes, led by junior An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.). The reigning New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimmer of the Week, Truong won both the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to go along with a second-place result in the 1000-yard freestyle. Senior Dominick Tocci (New York, N.Y.) came in second with a score of 216.60 in the 3-meter diving competition and was third at the 1-meter height, one spot behind classmate Brock Donnelly(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).

Sophomore Anton Pronichenko (Palisades, Calif.) came in third in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events, and senior Lenny Brown (Somerville, Mass.) finished third in the 50-yard freestyle. Sophomore Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) also had a pair of strong performances for the Green and White, posting fourth-place showings in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke.

Senior Ashish Golconda (Marlboro, N.J.) was fourth in the 100 free, classmate Aaron Pomeroy (Cottage Grove, Wis.) came in fourth in the 50 free, and junior Andrew Wen (Boxborough, Mass.) and first-year Alex Grant (St. Petersburg, Fla.) posted fifth-place results in the 100-yard butterfly and 200 fly, respectively. The Beavers' 200-yard freestyle relay team of Pomeroy, Brown, Golconda and Shivers also came in second.

On the women's side, sophomore Paris Ekman (Fargo, N.D.) and first-year Reilly Robbins (Centerville, Mass.) combined to put together four top-three finishes. Ekman was second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions, while Robbins came in second in the 200-yard backstroke, was third in the 100-yard butterfly, and finished sixth in the 100-yard backstroke.

Senior Kendall Ford (Geneva, Ill.) finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle and fifth in the 200 IM. Classmate Ascia Johnson (North Brunswick, N.J.) was fifth in the 200 free and seventh in the 50 free, and sophomore Mallory Ham (Norwalk, Conn.) placed seventh in the 100 fly.

Babson returns to action next Saturday when it travels to Norwich University for a 1 p.m. dual meet.