CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Babson College men's swimming & diving team reached the finals in all six events and posted six top-15 finishes on the final day of competition to finish sixth at the 2016 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships.
Nationally-ranked MIT won its eighth consecutive conference title, while WPI and Coast Guard came in second and third, respectively. The Beavers earned 108 points on Sunday and finished the weekend with 379 to record its third straight sixth-place finish.
The Green and White was again led by senior An Truong (West Roxbury, Mass.), who completed his magnificent career with a pair of top finishes on Sunday. A two-time All-NEWMAC honoree, he came in fifth with a time of 16:32.43 in the 1650-yard freestyle and teamed with classmate Chris Roan (East Wareham, Mass.), junior Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) and sophomore Mitchell Posk (Boynton Beach, Fla.) to help the Beavers place sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
One of the top swimmers in school history, Truong concludes his Babson career with four individual school records (500, 1000, 1650 free, 400 IM) and a pair of relay records. Roan, who set a school mark in the 100-yard butterfly as a first-year, is also part of program records in the 400-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay with Truong.
Shivers capped his weekend by posting a time of 2:01.04 to finish 15th in the B-final of the 200-yard backstroke, edging first-year teammate Ryan Campbell (Wayland, Mass.), who came in 17th with a time of 2:01.45. Posk, who missed the A-final of the 100-yard freestyle by just 0.01 seconds, came in 11th in the B-final with a time of 47.71.
Senior Austen Noh (San Jose, Calif.) wrapped up his collegiate career by narrowly missing a new school record in the 200-yard breaststroke. He touched the wall with a career-best time of 2:09.64 in the B-final to finish 12th, which was just 0.20 seconds off Steven Jacobi's '14 two-year old record. Classmate Andrew Wen (Boxborough, Mass.) also had a strong final meet as he finished 20th in the B-final of the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.82. Sophomore Alex Grant (St. Petersburg, Fla.) also made the B-final in the 200 butterfly and came in 15th with a time of 2:00.54.