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Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at WPI

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving at WPI

Swimming & Diving at WPI
Friday, November 4—7 p.m.
WPI Sports & Recreation Center—Worcester, Mass.

THE SETUP
The Babson men will take on the host Engineers and Brandeis in a double dual meet for the fourth year in a row, while the Beavers will compete against WPI, the Judges and Smith in a four-team women's meet on Friday night in Worcester.

LAST YEAR'S MEET
The Babson men defeated Brandeis and fell to WPI, while the Beavers suffered losses to the Judges, Engineers and Smith in the four-team women's meet on November 8, 2015, in Worcester. An Truong '16 won a pair of events for the Green and White, which also recorded eight runner-up finishes. Junior Reilly Robbins and sophomore Tessa Amoroso came in fifth in the 100-yard backstroke and 3-meter diving, respectively, for the Babson women.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
The WPI women opened their season with a second-place finish at the Worcester City Championships last Sunday. First-year Carol Wang won the 100-yard butterfly and was part of a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay, while junior Kristen Bender finished as the runner-up on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards as the Engineers recorded a program-best finish at the event…the WPI men won their fifth consecutive title at the Worcester City Championships, led by sophomore Alex Gallant, who won both the 100- and 200-yard IM. Classmate Jack Bauer touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly, while senior Andrew Bauer was victorious in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle.

SCOUTING THE JUDGES
The Brandeis women (0-4) are coming off losses to Rochester and Division I Canisius in a double dual meet back on October 22. Sophomore Kylie Herman posted three top-four results, while first-year Natalya Wozab came in fourth in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke…the Brandeis men (0-4) also fell to both the Yellow Jackets and Golden Griffins, despite runner-up finishes in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 backstroke from first-year Tamir Zitelny. Junior Taku Harada was third in the 200 free and first-year Noah Ayers came in fourth in the 500 free for the Judges.

SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
Smith enters its first dual meet of the season after finishing first in six of 12 events at its relay meet last Saturday. Seniors Eliza Cummings and Abby Onos, sophomore Desi Stoyanova and first-year Kate Niemiec were all victorious in three different competitions for the Pioneers. Junior Elly Stone came in first on the 1-meter diving board, while first-year Abigail Hanna came in second on the 3-meter board.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
The Babson women (0-1) won four events and posted six runner-up finishes in their opening meet of the season against UMass Dartmouth last Saturday. Senior Paris Ekman was victorious in both diving events and first-year Tirza Rentovich won both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Senior Madeline Dupre came in second in a pair of distance freestyle events, while classmate Mallory Ham was second in both the 200 IM and 100 butterfly…the Babson men (1-0) won all 13 events on their way to a season-opening victory over the Corsairs last Saturday. Senior Kevin Shivers won the 200 free and 100 backstroke, while first-years Jack Lucero, Alex Damiecki and Jason Trefry were all victorious in a pair of events. Junior Mitchell Posk won the 50 free and was also part of the Beavers' 200 medley and 400 free relay squads.

NOTABLE
Ekman was selected as the NEWMAC Co-Diver of the Week, while the men's 400 free relay team of Posk, Lucero, sophomore Kenneth Mun and junior Ross Ojerholm was tabbed as the league's relay team of the week.

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