ROUNDUP: Swim Teams Triumph In Home Meet
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 00:10
The Northeast Catholic Invitational (NECI) this past weekend was one for the record books, as members of Boston College men’s and women’s swim teams charged down the lanes of the Flynn Complex Aquatics center at NECI record-breaking pace.
The men dominated the field from the beginning, defeating second place Niagara University by the decisive score of 931 points to 581 points. Juniors Nick Henze and Andrew Stranick put up stellar performances for the Eagles, as Henze set a new NECI record in the 200 yard freestyle, posting a time of 1:43.24, and Stranick set a NECI record in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 58:65.
Stranick was also a member of BC’s record-setting 200 yard medley relay. Meanwhile, sophomore Dan Kelly set a new record with a time of 20.92 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle.
The BC women’s swim team performed equally well over the weekend, scoring 938.5 points in total.
Sophomore Maureen Barron set a new NECI record in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.47 while graduate student Ann Kearns blew away the competition in her event, winning by over 13 seconds and setting a new NECI record.
Moving forward, the men’s team will take on Georgetown and Yale this coming weekend, while the women’s team squares off against Georgetown in the nation’s capital.
The BC sailing team had a packed racing schedule this weekend but handled it well as the team picked up a pair of victories at the Captain Hurst Bowl and Providence Regatta. Sophomores Raul Rios and Doyle Calhoun both finished strong in Division A at the Hurst Bowl with 84 points.
At the Providence Regatta, the Eagles beat out the U.S. Coast Guard via strong performances from Ryan Morrison and Savanna Brown in the A Division and Jacob Martz and Hannah Lynn in the B Division.
The women’s team also raced well in both the Yale Bowl and the Norman Reid Trophy Regatta, but fell just short, coming in second place in each event. At the Yale Regatta, Erika Reineke and Riley Calhoun each placed first in the A Division to guide the team to a strong second place finish behind Yale.
BC women’s golf took to the greens this weekend at the Hoosier Fall Invitational, placing a respectable seventh out of 15 teams at +43 through three rounds of golf at the par-71 Hickory Stick Golf Club. Cristina McQuiston was playing her best golf all weekend, finishing at plus-4 over three rounds, including a one-under 70 in round two, good for sixth best overall out of a 96 person field.
Katia Joo finished just two strokes behind her, 12th overall, while Christina Wang finished at plus-9. The team is back in action on Feb. 17 in New Braunfels, Texas for the Jim West Challenge.