CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Babson College men's swimming & diving team qualified for the finals in four of five events and got top-10 finishes from senior An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.) and sophomore Mitchell Posk (Boynton Beach, Fla.) to highlight a number of strong performances at day two of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on Friday at Zesiger Pool.
The Beavers collected 125 points on Friday and moved up one spot to sixth place with 183 total points through the first seven events of the championship.
Truong, who helped the Green and White set a school record in the 800-meter freestyle relay on Thursday, turned in the team's top individual performance of day two with his fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle. Truong touched the wall with a time of 4:37.19 and was just 0.31 seconds off his own school record in the event set back in 2013.
Posk, who was also part of last night's record-setting performance, posted a time of 21.55 in the 50-yard freestyle prelims and then bettered it by 0.01 seconds in the finals to finish 10th overall. Senior Chris Roan (East Wareham, Mass.) was the third member of the team to reach the finals on Friday, coming in 16th in the B-final of the 500-yard freestyle with a career-best time of 4:48.96.
For the second day in a row, the Green and White produced fast times in the relays. Posk, Roan, junior Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) and first-year Ryan Campbell (Wayland, Mass.) opened the evening session with a season-best time of 1:27.99 to finish sixth in the 200-freestyle relay. Truong, Posk, senior Austen Noh (San Jose, Calif.) and sophomore Alex Grant (St. Petersburg, Fla.) later capped the night session by coming in sixth with a time of 3:31.93 to finish just 0.15 seconds shy of the previous school record in the 400-yard medley relay.
Sophomore Ross Ojerholm (Worcester, Mass.) came in 24th with a career-best time of 22.94 in the 50-yard freestyle prelims, while Noh finished 25th with the best time of his career (2:01.17) in the 200-yard individual medley trials. Sophomore Jeffery Cui (San Ramon, Calif.) also recorded the fastest time of his career (25.45) to finish 31st in the 50 free.
Babson returns to the pool on Saturday at 10 a.m. for day three of the NEWMAC Championships.