The Boston University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams found success against Lehigh University over the weekend, both individually and as a team. In its season opener, the men’s team defeated the Mountain Hawks on Saturday at the Competition Pool by a score of 173.5-123.5, while the women’s side downed Lehigh 169-131.
The victory for the men’s side saw the Terriers claim 10 first-place wins against the visiting Mountain Hawks. Eight of the 10 first-place finishes were earned individually by BU, while the team also won in the 200-meter medley relay and the 400-meter freestyle relay.
Sophomores Trevor Winans and Matt Traub each claimed victory on Saturday, finishing first in the 200-meter freestyle (1:41.54) and 100-meter backstroke (52.29), respectively.
Fellow sophomore Michael Choate and senior Daniel Andronov also found success, as they came in first place in the 200-meter backstroke (1:52.82) and 200-meter breaststroke (2:10.53), respectively. Junior Garrett Chin then followed his teammate’s results with a first-place finish in the 200-meter individual medley (1:56.85).
Sophomore diver David Thiede rounded out the afternoon as the only Terrier to win two individual events. The Troy, Michigan, native claimed first place in both the 3-meter dive (239.62 points) and 1-meter dive (235.65 points).
After losing to Northeastern University in its season opener, the women’s team also ended Saturday with 10-first place finishes, nine of which were individual.
Upperclassmen Sarah Hargrave, Isabella Olivares and Kyra Tatlow each won their respective events. Hargrave topped all swimmers in the 1000-meter freestyle (10:12.67) and 500-meter freestyle (5:01.91), while Olivares won the 100-meter backstroke (58.61).
Like Hargrave, Tatlow won two events against the Mountain Hawks, as the diver saw success in the 3-meter dive (243 points) and 1-meter dive (236.10 points).
Tatlow’s accomplishments against Lehigh didn’t go unnoticed, as the Mesa, Arizona, native was named the week’s Patriot League Diver of the Week on Monday.
The BU upperclassmen weren’t the only group to do well against Lehigh, though.
Underclassmen Julimar Avila and Carly Soares each were double-winners on Saturday.
Avila came in first place in the 200- and 100-meter butterfly (2:04.12 and 56.10, respectively), while freshman Soares finished atop in the 200- and 100-meter backstroke (2:23.95 and 1:07.01, respectively).
Both teams will be back in action this weekend against Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Golf senior Cejnarova cards 69 at rain-shortened Yale Intercollegiate
In a weekend affected by torrential rain, the Boston University women’s golf team left The Course at Yale on Sunday with a 14th place finish and a two-round total of 602.
Although the Terriers didn’t win the Yale Intercollegiate in New Haven, Connecticut, they saw their lowest individual round of the season come courtesy of senior Adela Cejnarova.
The Prague, Czech Republic native posted a second-round 69, the third such round of her career and second at Yale. Aided by four birdies and an eagle, Cejarnova ended the weekend with a two-day total of 144 (75-69), which was good for a 10th place showing.
The next top-30 finisher for BU was junior Phyllis Tang. After an opening-round 77, the Hong Kong native had four birdies on Saturday, closing out the tournament in 28th place with an overall score of 149 (77-72).
The performances of freshmen Zhangcheng Guo (80-75) and Abby Parsons (81-78) guaranteed that each Terrier shot a sub-80 round on Saturday.
This consistency helped BU lead the field with 13 birdies and be the only school to shoot even par or better on the par-threes.
The Terriers round out their season on Oct. 23 when they travel down to compete in the College of Charleston Invitational in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.