CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Babson College men's swimming & diving team had eight different swimmers qualify for the finals in six events, highlighted by a pair top-10 results from two seniors at day three of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on Sunday at Zesiger Poll.
The Beavers picked up 88 points on Saturday and head into Saturday's final six events in sixth place with 271 total points.
Senior Austen Noh (San Jose, Calif.) narrowly missed setting a new school record in the prelims of the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday morning and then came in ninth in the finals with a time of 59.19 during the evening session. He was also a part of Babson's seventh-place 200-yard medley relay team along with classmates Chris Roan (East Wareham, Mass.), An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.) and Andrew Wen (Boxborough, Mass.).
Truong qualified ninth for the A-final in the 400-yard individual medley during the morning session and then cut more than a second off his preliminary time to come in 10th overall in 4:10.40. Roan reached the B-final in both the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle, respectively, finishing 14th in the latter with a career-best time of 1:44.81. Wen, who slide into Roan's spot in the B-final of the 100-yard butterfly after finishing 21st in the prelims, touched the wall with a season-best time of 54.28 to come in 20th overall.
Sophomore Mitchell Posk (Boynton Beach, Fla.) continued his run of strong performances with a 16th-place showing in the B-final of the 200-yard freestyle. Junior Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) came in 16th in the B-final of 100-yard backstroke with his fastest time of the winter (55.21), while first-year Ryan Campbell (Wayland, Mass.) finished 20th with a time of 57.57.
Sophomore Alex Grant (St. Petersburg, Fla.) came in 25th in the 100-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 54.03, Shivers just missed out on the B-final with his time of 1:48.26 to finish 22nd in the 200-yard freestyle, and first-year Kenneth Mun (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) and Jeffery Cui (San Ramon, Calif.) came in 22nd and 24th, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Babson returns to the pool on Sunday at 10 a.m. to begin the final day of competition at this year's conference meet.