Men Sweep All 13 Events To Stay Unbeaten
WORCESTER, Mass.—The Babson College men's swimming & diving team won all 13 events and the women's squad recorded two victories and nine top-three finishes overall as the Beavers split a dual meet at Clark University on Saturday afternoon. The men defeated the Cougars, 141-90, while the women fell 135-97.
Seniors Chris Roan (East Wareham, Mass.) and An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.) led the Green and White with two wins apiece. Roan was victorious in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle, while Truong touched the wall first in the 200-yard individual medley and then claimed the 500-yard freestyle by more than 25 seconds.
First-year Peter Sorenson (Blacksburg, Va.) won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, while sophomore Alex Grant (St. Petersburg, Fla.) had a big day with three top-three results. He came in first by more than 16 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle, was second in the 100-yard butterfly and later came in third in the 200-yard individual medley.
Senior Andrew Wen (Boxborough, Mass.) came in fist in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 50 free, while junior Kevin Shivers(Mercersburg, Pa.) touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke and came in third in the 200 free. Classmate Anton Pronichenko (Palisades, Calif.) and sophomore Mitchell Posk (Boynton Beach, Fla.) also picked up victories in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 50-yard freestyle, respectively.
In the women's half of the meet, first-year Tess Amoroso (Rowley, Mass.) continued her strong start with victories on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards. Junior Madeline Dupre (Fiskdale, Mass.) came in second in both the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events, while classmate Mallory Ham (Norwalk, Conn.) posted runner-up finishes in the 200 free and 100-yard backstroke.
Sophmore Fernanda Tilkian (Key Biscayne, Fla.) touched the wall second in the 100 back and was fourth in the 200 IM, and seniorBecca Greenberg (Beverly, Mass.) came in third in the 100 free and fourth in the 50 free. First-year Maria Orive (Guatemala City, Guatemala) also produced a third-place finish in the 200 free.
Babson returns to action next Sunday when it travels to WPI at 1 p.m.