Spazzarini and WPI Down Babson in Men's Swimming and Diving

Eric Spazzarini
Eric Spazzarini

Worcester, MA --- Eric Spazzarini (Enfield, CT) won the 1000-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke and was part of the winning 200-yard medley relay team to lead WPI past Babson 157-132 in Men's Swimming and Diving on Saturday afternoon at Clark. With the win WPI moves to 2-0, while Babson drops to 2-1 on the season.

Spazzarini registered a time of 10:23.97 in the 1000-yard freestyle and 2:07.59 in the 200-yard backstroke.  The 200-yard medley relay team of Spazzarini, Cullen O'Brien (Bar Harbor, ME), Andrew Lybarger (Decatur, GA) and Lee Chiang (Lexington, MA) posted a first-place 1:41.86 time. 

Sweeping the 100-yard and 200-yard butterflies was Lybarger with times of 52.85 and 2:00.36, respectively. Chiang took the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.61), while O'Brien won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:27.55). Mason Ruffing (Stone Mountain, GA) recorded a 56.24 in the 100-yard backstroke.

The Babson 200-yard freestyle relay team of Greg Bissett (Cerritos, CA), Mauricio Krantzberg (Cancun, Mexico), Michael Flaherty (Walpole, MA), Edvard Arnet (Tokyo, Japan) won with a time of 1:31.28. Bissett would go on to finish first in the 50-yard (22.30) and 100-yard freestyle (48.63) in addition to the 200-yard IM (2:05.17). Arnet would see individual success in the 200-yard freestyle posting a time of 1:50.43.

Ryan Pope (Hawthorne, NY) took both diving events as he scored 247.15 in the one-meter and 252.00 in the three-meter dive. Isaac Breen-Franklin (Severna Park, MD) raced to a 500-yard freestyle (5:01.01) win.

Men's Swimming and Diving ventures to Coast Guard on Saturday for a noon meet. Babson heads to MIT on Saturday for a 1pm tri-meet with Bowdoin.