Cross Country, Sports

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams top Fordham

Following their win over Fordham this weekend, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams take the pool at FitRec this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Following their win over Fordham this weekend, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams take the pool at FitRec this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The Boston University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Fordham University this Saturday afternoon, with both teams earning victories over the Rams.

The women’s team earned 10 first-place victories at the Col. Francis B. Messmore Aquatics Center. They performed particularly well in the freestyle events, and ended up beating Fordham by a score of 167-133.

Senior Sarah Hargrave placed first in the 1000-meter freestyle and the 500-meter freestyle and was the only Terrier with two first-place finishes on the afternoon.

Senior Lauren Dixon finished in first place in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:53:10. Freshman Meghan Egan added to her impressive rookie campaign with a first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle. Sophomore Julimar Avila placed first in the 50-meter freestyle and second in the 100-meter butterfly. Senior Isabella Olivares finished first in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 57.71.

In breaststroke, freshman Carly Soares and sophomore Erin Nabney placed first in the 100-meter and 200-meter, respectively. Nabney also claimed first in the 200-meter individual medley.

In relays, the team’s 3:30.28 finish in the 400-meter freestyle was good for a first place finish, and they finished second in the 200-meter medley.

The men’s team found similar results, besting Fordham 165-134.

The team claimed nine first-place finishes and won each diving event.

In freestyle, freshman Tommy Hagerty and sophomore Trevor Winans took first place in the 1000-meter freestyle and the 500-meter freestyle, respectively. Senior Daniel Andronov won both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke.

Junior Garrett Chin had a career day on Saturday, ending with a team-best three first-place finishes. The La Canada, California native placed first in the 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley.

In diving, junior Eric Mitchell placed first in the 1-meter dive, while sophomore Cameron Schoffstall placed first in the 3-meter dive.

Both teams next take the pool this weekend in the Alumni Meet looking to build off this success.

Men’s and women’s cross country compete in Patriot League Championship

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams ran this weekend at the Patriot League Championship, but they had mixed results. The men’s team finished in third place on Saturday at Lafayette College, while the women’s team finished in sixth place with 166 points.

Freshman Paul Luevano kept up his impressive pace with a third-place finish and a time of 24:58.6. This is the third time in as many meets the Los Angeles, California native ended up in the top three. Additionally, he was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Meet.

Sophomore Alexander Seal, last season’s Rookie of the Meet, finished in seventh place with a time of 25:06.7.

As a whole, the Terriers finished in third place with 83 points behind second place United States Military Academy. The United States Naval Academy had the best finish of the afternoon with 23 points. BU also tallied a point in the Turnpike Trophy series, topping seventh place College of the Holy Cross.

Sophomore Courtney Breiner paced play for the women with a time of 22:06.4 and a 12th-place finish. Senior Michelle Sumner was second on the team, finishing 32nd and racing for the first time since the Terriers won the 2014 Patriot League title.

Both teams will look to rebound at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 11 in the Bronx.

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