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Meet Preview: Men's Swimming & Diving at Springfield

Meet Preview: Men's Swimming & Diving at Springfield

Men's Swimming & Diving at Springfield
Saturday, January 21—1 p.m.
Art Linkletter Natatorium—Springfield, Mass.

Babson and Springfield will meet for the 17th year in a row on Saturday in a series that dates back to 2001. The Beavers are 3-13 all-time against the Pride and are looking for their first win in the series since 2014.

An Truong '16 won three of the Beavers' seven events in a 144-132 loss to Springfield on January 23, 2016, in Babson Park. Truong was victorious in the 500 free, 1000 free and 200 IM, while Chris Roan '16 touched the wall first in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle. Juniors Mitchell Posk and Alex Grant collected wins in the 50 free and 200 butterfly, respectively, for Babson.

Springfield (1-9) has dropped eight straight dual meets after suffering a 174-102 loss to seventh-ranked NYU last Saturday. First-year Valmore Stewart came in second on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards, junior Austin Von Heeringen was the runner up in the 200-yard backstroke and came third in the 200-yard freestyle, and first-year Sean Harnish came in second in the 500 free and third in the 100 back. Junior Kent Parsons and first-year Sam Fox added third-place results in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard breaststroke, respectively, for the Pride.

Babson (4-6) enters its final dual meet of the regular season following a 124-104 victory over Bridgewater State in its home finale on Thursday night. The Beavers won nine of 11 swimming events and also recorded eight runner-up finishes against the Bears. Grant (200 free, 200 butterfly) and first-year Jack Lucero (500 free, 1000 free) both won a pair of events for the Green and White, while Posk (50 free) and first-year Alex Damiecki (100 free) were on both of the Beavers' first-place relay teams. Senior Kevin Shivers won the 200-yard backstroke in his final meet at Morse Pool, while classmate Anton Pronichenko came in second in both the 50 free and 200 breaststroke to go along with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay.

The Beavers will prepare for the four-day NEWMAC Championships, which begin on Thursday, February 16 at WPI.