BRIDGEWATER, Mass.—The Babson College swimming & diving teams wrapped up the regular season with a dominating sweep of Bridgewater State University inside Dr. Mary Jo Moriarty Pool on Saturday afternoon. The women set a new single-season program record by defeating the Bears, 179.5-107.5, for their 10th win, while the Beavers cruised to a 185-98 victory in the men's half of the meet.
Four different competitors finished with multiple event wins for the Babson women, which came in first in 13 of 16 events. First-year Caitlin Caron (Cheshire, Conn.) finished ahead of the field in the 100-yard backstroke, the 200 free and the 400-yard IM, while senior Tirza Rentovich (Harrisburg, Pa.) was victorious in the 50-yard butterfly and 50-yard breaststroke. Junior Celine Nie (Irvine, Calif.) won the 100-yard breaststroke and 50-yard backstroke and sophomore Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.) touched the wall first in the 50 free and 500 free for the Beavers.
First-year Angela Li (Belmont, Mass.) came in first in the 100 free and second in the 100 butterfly behind classmate Lindsay Nowak (Charlotte, N.C.), who also placed second in the 400 IM. Fellow rookie Leah Smith (Sidney, Maine) picked up Babson's other first-place result on the day with an easy win in the 1000 free.
Sophomore Elizabeth Demoine (Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.) was the runner-up in the 50 breaststroke and 500 free, while first-year Madeleine Green (Rye, N.H.) came in second in the 50 butterfly and 100 backstroke, in addition to placing third in the 50 free. Classmate Molly Cox (Orange, Conn.) finished second in the 50 backstroke and sophomore Caroline Daskalakis (Belmont, Mass.) came in second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 free.
Fellow sophomore Andrea Hamel (Gloucester, Mass.) finished third in both the 50- and 100-yard butterfly.
The Babson men had three swimmers record multiple victories, highlighted by Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.) taking first in the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke and 400 IM. Sophomore Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) won the 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke, while first-year Charles Wang (San Marino, Calif.) placed first in the 100 free and 500 free in addition to adding a runner-up in the 50 breaststroke.
Senior Jack Lucero (Huntington Beach, Calif.) won the 1000 free by more than 20 seconds and came in second in the 400 IM, and junior Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) took first in the 200 free and second in the 100 breaststroke. Junior Kevin Luu (Malden, Mass.) was the runner-up in both the 50 backstroke and 50 free, while classmate Connor O'Brien (Tempe, Ariz.) came in second in both the 500 free and 1000 free.
First-year Alvin Oentoro (Houston, Texas) came in second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 100 breaststroke and 400 IM. Classmate Mark Fanelli (LaCañada, Calif.) added a runner-up finish in the 100 backstroke, and fellow rookie Benjamin Wei (Taipei, Taiwan) placed second in the 50 butterfly and third in the 100 butterfly.
Senior Mike Cerny (Windsor, Conn.) helped the Green and White to a win in the 200 free relay and came in third individually in the 50 free, while first-year Adrien Marcos (Zurich, Switzerland) placed third in both the 50 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Sophomore Aiden Asuncion-Duong (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) also came in the third in the 100 free.
Babson is now off until the NEWMAC Championships get underway at MIT on Thursday, February 20.
• The women's team's 10 wins this winter surpassed the 1991-92 squad for the most in single-season program history.
• At 10-5, the women also secured their best winning percentage in program history and their first winning record since 1994.
• The Babson men also recorded their 10th win of the season for just the third time since 2002.