Bentley Sweeps Swimming and Diving; Women Celebrate Senior Night
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Babson College swimming and diving teams each saw their two-meet win streak come to a halt on Wednesday, as both squads fell to Division II foe Bentley College. The women lost by a score of 127-104, while the men fell by a count of 126-108.
Pacing the men was sophomore Isaac Breen-Franklin, who recorded a trio of first-place finishes. The second-year star swept the free style races, winning the 1000 free, the 200 free, and the 500 free. Junior Joe Kent added a pair of victories in the 50 free and 100 free, sophomore Steven Jacobi placed first in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, and senior Ryan Pope bounced back from a narrow defeat in the 1-meter diving event by winning the 3-meter competition.
First-year Erica Riccardi recorded the Beavers' lone win in the women's half of the meet, as she placed first in the 100 backstroke. Senior Brittany Bishop took second in both the 50 free and 100 free, and sophomore Mika Cucullo took third in the 1-meter diving and second in the 3-meter event.
Wednesday also marked the final collegiate home meet for the seven seniors on the Babson women's swimming and diving team. As part of the Senior Night festivites, Brittany Bishop, Julia Frenette, Chandra Kelley, Jeanie Kim, and captains Mallory Mosk, Nikita Nadkarni, and Meaghan Rohde were recognized for their efforts over the last four years.