Men's Swimming & Diving

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Swimming & Diving Men Win, Women Fall in Dual Meet at Wheaton

Swimming & Diving Men Win, Women Fall in Dual Meet at Wheaton

NORTON, Mass.—The Babson College men's swimming & diving team recorded its second consecutive victory over Wheaton College, while the women's squad fell to the Lyons in a dual meet on Saturday afternoon inside Balfour Natatorium. The Beavers won nine of 11 swimming events in the men's half of the meet to win 137-90. The Wheaton women won 11 of 13 events in their 170-57 triumph over the Green and White.

Junior Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.) and first-year Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) were both part of three victories on the day for the Babson men, who improved to 7-2 on the season. Damiecki touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke, while Huynh claimed first place in the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events. The duo also combined with sophomore Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) and first-year Ethan Yoo (Redondo Beach, Calif.) to win the 200-yard medley relay.

Yoo collected an individual victory with a time of 1:46.94 in the 200 free and Dibbayawan bested the field to finish first with a time of 22.70 in the 50 free. They were also part of the Beavers' triumph in the 400 free relay along with sophomore Kevin Luu (Malden, Mass.) and Joseph Wellman (Cohasset, Mass.).

First-year Walter Lehneis (Hackettstown, N.J.) won the 400-yard IM and was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke, while junior Michael Cerny (Windsor, Conn.) and sophomore Taras Polakoff (Orange County, Calif.) finished second in the 50 free and 100-yard backstroke, respectively. First-year Reid Chavez (Shelton, Conn.) came in second in the 400 IM and classmate Rishi Asher (Montezuma, N.M.) earned second-place points in his collegiate debut on the 1-meter diving board.

Sophomore Connor O'Brien (Tempe, Ariz.) finished second in the 500 free and third in the 1000 free, Wellman placed second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free, and first-year Aiden Asuncion-Duong (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) came in third in both the 400 IM and 100 free.

First-year Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.) was part of both victories for the Babson women (5-7) as she touched the wall first with a time of 25.85 in the 50-yard freestyle, and paired with senior Maria Orive (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and classmates Elizabeth Demoine (Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.) and Stella Hu (Wellesley, Mass.) to win the 400-yard freestyle relay. Demoine added a second-place result in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Hu cane in third in the 200 free.

Senior Tessa Amoroso (Rowley, Mass.) was the runner-up in both diving events, and finished less than a point out of first on the 3-meter board. First-year Beatriz Regis (Dorado, Puerto Rico) came in third in the 100 free, while junior Tirza Rentovich (Harrisburg, Pa.) recorded a fourth-place showing in the 50 free.

Babson is back in the pool on Tuesday when it travels to Bentley for a 6:30 p.m. dual meet.