Men's swimming sneaks past Babson, 119-114

Men's swimming sneaks past Babson, 119-114

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Brandeis University swimming and diving team earned a sweep of local rival Babson College on Thursday. The Brandeis men just snuck by the Beavers, 119-114, while the women were 137-107 victors.

On the men's side, junior Aaron Bennett (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) and sophomore Marc Eder (Princeton, N.J./Lawrenceville) were multiple winners. Bennett claimed victory in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:00.31 and in the 500-yard freestyle with a mark of 5:05.35. Eder was victorious in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.41) and the 200 individual medley (2:07.87). Rookie Daniel Danon (Istanbul, Turkey) had a fine swim of 1.48.72 to touch first in the 200 free. He also finished second in the 200 backstroke (2:07.18).

The Judges also had a couple of unsung heroes in senior Alexander Cemaj (Omaha, Neb./Westside) and rookie Aaron Lefland (North Haven, Conn./North Haven). Cemaj won the 1,000 freestyle (10:40.52) and came in second in the 500 (5:23.93) but also claimed three points with a third-place finish in the one-meter diving competition (169.90), while Lefland's third-place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:32.20 earned a key three points in the meet's final individual race.

With the wins, the Brandeis men improve to 3-1 on the season. The Judges are next in action on Nov. 17 at cross-town rival Bentley College at 6:30 p.m.