ROUNDUP: Eagles Keep Up Pace At Invitational
Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 00:10
The Boston College women’s cross country team participated in a field of six teams at the Rothenberg Invitational last week in East Greenwich, R.I. BC came in third place with four runners in the top 20, but the Eagles’ efforts were not enough to overcome Dartmouth, whose five runners in the top 15 were good enough for second place, and Brown, which finished with all five of its scoring runners in the top 10 for the win.
Elizabeth O’Brien paced the Eagles on the five-kilometer course, finishing with a time of 18:07. She was followed closely by Danna Levin just 25 seconds later, then Meagan Roecker, Margaret Mullins, and Claire Smith, all within just over a minute.
The men’s swim team was also in action as it traveled to Washington, D.C. to take on Georgetown last weekend. Though it was a highly contested meet, BC suffered its first loss of the season by a narrow margin of just four points—the final score coming to 151.5 to 147.5 in favor of the Hoyas.
Andrew Stranick had two first place finishes in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke and Nick Henze won the 100 yard freestyle and came in second in the 200 yard freestyle by less than a second.
The women’s swim team was also battling Georgetown. Senior diver Kathryn Oskar placed in the three meter diving event and Maureen Barron won the 50 yard freestyle for the Eagles, but their efforts could not overcome the Hoyas with a final score of 162.5-135.5
The men’s tennis team also had competitions this weekend as it participated in the Florida Gulf Coast University Fall Invitational. The tournament was comprised of an eight team field with three singles draws and two doubles draws, players from BC playing in each of them.
Eight different players participated for BC, top performers being the doubles team of Phil Nelson and Aidan McNulty, who had two wins, along with the team of Alexander Thirouin, and Jonathan Raude, who also had two victories. As for singles, Phil Nelson had two wins to qualify for the blue singles semi-final, and Matt Wagner had three wins. Also participating for BC were Kyle Childree, AJ Aziz, and Christian McKean.
The women’s tennis team was also at work last weekend at the Northeast Regional Championships in Cambridge. Lexi Borr and Jessica Wacnik made it to the semi finals of the doubles draw, a field that consisted of 64 teams. The duo of Katya Vasilyev and Wan Yi Sweeting, participating in the same draw, made it through to the round of 16.
In the singles draw, Borr and Wacnik both advanced to the round of 16, while Vasilyev saw her road end in the round of 32, with Emily Safron, Heini Salonen, and Sweeting losing in the first round.