BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College swimming & diving teams wrapped up a stretch of three meets in five days on Tuesday night falling to Bentley University inside Morse Pool. The Beavers suffered a 192-107 loss to the Falcons on the men's side, while the Green and White suffered a 225-62 setback in the women's half of the meet.
The Babson women recorded six runner-up finishes in 14 swimming events, highlighted by first-year Caitlin Caron (Cheshire, Conn.) touching the wall second in both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle. Classmate Molly Cox (Orange, Conn.) came in second in the 100-yard backstroke and senior Tirza Rentovich (Harrisburg, Pa.) swam to a second-place showing in the 50 free.
Caron teamed with Rentovich and sophomores Elizabeth Demoine (Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.) and Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.) to record a runner-up finish in the 400 free relay, while Demoine, Voce and Cox were joined by first-year Angela Li (Belmont, Mass.) to help the Beavers registered a second-place result in the 200-yard medley relay. Demoine added third-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly, Voce placed third in the 50 free and 100 free, and Cox and Li came in third in the 200 backstroke and 200 IM, respectively.
The Babson men were led by first-year Charles Wang (San Marino, Calif.), who won three individual events and was part of another victory in the relays. He touched the wall first in the 100 backstroke (52.25), the 200 backstroke (1:53.97) and the 200 IM (1:56.89). He teamed with senior Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.), junior Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) and sophomore Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) to take first place in the 200-yard medley relay to open the meet.
Damiecki finished first with a time of 1:55.51 in the 200 butterfly and later followed it up with a victory in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in 50.28. Huynh recorded the last of Babson's first-place finishes by posting a time of 1:42.52 to take the 200 free. Huynh also came in second in the 100 free, while first-year Alvin Oentoro (Houston, Texas) was the runner-up in both the 500 and 1000 free.
Dibbayawan came in third in the 50 free, senior Jack Lucero (Huntington Beach, Calif.) recorded a third-place showing in the 200 butterfly, and junior Kevin Luu (Malden, Mass.) touched the wall third in the 100 backstroke.
Babson returns to action on Saturday, January 25, when it hosts Roger Williams and Eastern Connecticut.