Beaver Men Record First win over Wheaton since 2013
NORTON, Mass.—Babson College sophomore Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.) bettered his own school record in the 100-yard butterfly as the Beavers defeat Wheaton College, 156-132. The Lyons earned a split with their 191-79 victory over the Green and White in the women's half of the dual meet on Saturday afternoon at Balfour Auditorium.
The Babson men, who recorded their first win over the Lyons since 2013, improves to 6-3 on the year, while the women fall to 2-9.
Damiecki, who won two individual races and helped Babson post victories in both relay events, touched the wall first with a time of 50.34 in the 100 butterfly to break his previous mark by 0.31 seconds. He also came in first in the 200-yard freestyle while teaming with senior Mitchell Posk (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and first-years Kevin Luu (Malden, Mass.) and Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) to win the 200 medley relay. Additionally, Damiecki, Dibbayawan, Posk and senior Ross Ojerholm (Worcester, Mass.) took the 200 free relay with a time of 1:27.45.
Sophomore Jack Lucero (Huntington Beach, Calif.) continued his run of strong results with three wins in three races on Saturday. He opened the meet by touching the wall first with a time of 10:15.93 in the 1000-yard freestyle, followed it up with a time of 4:58.48 to claim a victory in the 500 free, and then capped his day by posting a time of 4:23.68 to claim the 400 IM.
Posk won two individual races to go along with his relay wins, posting a time of 22.39 in the 50 free and a time of 48.89 in the 100 free. First-year Connor O'Brien (Tempe, Ariz.) came in second in both the 1000 free and 400 IM, while also added a third-place showing in the 500 free.
Luu was second in the 100 backstroke, Dibbayawan was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and 100 free, and senior Alex Grant (St. Petersburg, Fla.) touched the wall second in the 200 butterfly. Junior Kenneth Mun (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) placed second in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 100 breaststroke, while first-year Kaden Shover (Boca Raton, Fla.) came in third in both the 200 free and 500 free.
Sophomore Michael Cerny (Windsor, Conn.) came in third in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly, while Ojerholm and first-year Taras Polakoff (Orange County, Calif.) were third in the 100 free and 200 backstroke, respectively.
The Babson women were led by first-year Jordan Mailly (Glastonbury, Conn.), who recorded a trio of top-three finishes. She won the 400 IM with a time of 4:53.42, came in second in the 200 backstroke and added a third-place showing in the 100 backstroke.
Junior Tessa Amoroso (Rowley, Mass.) placed second on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards, while sophomore Tirza Rentovich (Harrisburg, Pa.) posted a runner-up finish in the 100 free. Rentovich also came in third in the 50 free and was part of the Beavers' second-place finish along with first-years Julia Ferrara (Coto de Caza, Calif.), Nataliya Gowan (San Antonio, Texas) and Celine Nie (Irvine, Calif.) in the 200 free relay.
Gowan added a third-place result in the 200 free and a fourth-place finish in the 100 free, while Nie came in third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 100 butterfly.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Bentley at 6 p.m.