Men's Swimming & Diving

22 All-America Selections | 26 National Qualifiers | 19 Conference Champions

Men's Swimming & Diving Edges Springfield, 151-146

Men's Swimming & Diving Edges Springfield, 151-146

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Babson College men's swimming & diving team won nine of 11 swimming events, including both relays, on its way to a 151-146 victory over Springfield College in a dual meet at Art Linkletter Natatorium on Saturday afternoon.

First-year Jack Lucero (Huntington Beach, Calif.) won three events, while junior Mitchell Posk (Boyton Beach, Fla.) was victorious in two individual events and helped the Beavers take both relays in their first win over the Pride (1-10) since 2014. Lucero cruised to a 44-second triumph in the 1000-yard freestyle, touched the wall first with a time of 2:03.75 in the 200-yard butterfly and then won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:53.23.

Posk claimed both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, and opened the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay along with seniors Kevin Shivers (Mercersburg, Pa.) and Anton Pronichenko (Palisades, Calif.), and first-year Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.). He then teamed with Pronichenko, junior Ross Ojerholm (Worcester, Mass.) and first-year Michael Cerny (Windsor, Conn.) to give Babson its final first-place finish of the day in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Shivers won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.93 and came in second in the 200 backstroke, while Damiecki touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly and was the runner-up in both the 200 IM and 200 free, where he recorded his best time of the year (1:51.42). Pronichenko contributed second-place results in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and Ojerholm and Cerny came in second in the 50 free and 100 free, respectively.

Junior Alex Grant (St. Petersburg, Fla.) collected a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly to go along with third-place results in both the 500 free and 200 IM.

Babson will return to action on February 16 when it begins competition at the four-day NEWMAC Championships at WPI.

//