Sports, Swimming & Diving

Men’s swimming, diving take down Bearcats for road win

The Boston University men’s swimming and diving team defeated Binghamton University, 168–132, Saturday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center.

Sophomores Connor Stuewe, Mario Caballero, Andy Vazquez and Cole Puchi started the meet off with a victory in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 1:34.41.

In the 1,000-meter freestyle, sophomore Alec Pokornowski placed first with a time of 9:48.82 while freshman Tanner Cridland placed second with a time of 9:54.96.

Stuewe then picked up another victory in the 100-meter backstroke (50.99) while junior Jeff Thomas garnered a first-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke (59.82).

BU took the top three spots in the 200-meter butterfly, as Caballero earned the win (1:54.54), followed by Cridland (1:58.92) and then Vasquez (1:59.46).

Mun Hon Lee earned a win in both the 200-meter freestyle (1:43.47) and the 200-meter backstroke (1:54.37).

Caballero came up with two more first place finishes in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:06.08) and the 200-meter individual medley (1:56.71). BU also took second and third place in the 200 IM, with Thomas coming in second (1:59.81), followed by Puchi (2:00.08).

Junior Jared Scheck led BU’s diving team in the one-meter and three-meter diving events, coming in second place with a score of 242.47 in the one-meter and third place with a score of 228.45 in the three-meter.


Women’s Swimming

Like the men’s team did, the BU women’s swimming and diving team defeated Binghamton, 183–116, Saturday afternoon.

Senior Melinda Matyas was the top diver in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. She claimed first place in both events with scores of 233.10 in the one-meter and 258.86 in the three-meter.

Senior Megan Happ (10:29.56) claimed first place in the 1,000-meter freestyle, followed by senior Katie Radin (10:37.85) and then freshman Anna Veselovsky (10:55.11).

Junior Kendra Cheng achieved a victory in the 100-meter backstroke (58.58) and freshman Mika Spencer came in first place in the 200-meter butterfly (2:07.44). Spencer was followed by freshman Celia Simpson (2:08.06) and then sophomore Avery Visser (2:11.07).

Cheng got her second first-place finish of the meet in the 100-meter freestyle (52.69). Savage then earned the win in the 200-meter backstroke (2:07.22) while Sophomore Katherine Kenney was victorious in the 100-meter butterfly (58.36).

The Terriers also claimed the top three spots in the 200-meter freestyle with a win by freshman Stephanie Nasson (1:55.89) and second and third place finishes by junior Meghan Grimes (1:58.40) and sophomore Alexsa Savage (1:58.42), respectively.

Freshmen Spencer (5:02.75), Nasson (5:05.08) and Olivia Hughes (5:16.41) took the top three spots in the 500-meter freestyle.

BU finished with wins in 11 of the 16 events.

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