Swimming Struggles Versus Williams College

Boston College men’s and women’s swimming traveled to Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday to take on the Williams College Ephs.

The men swam to a disappointing 149-149 tie, while the women dropped their match 221-77 to their Division III opponent. Both Williams squads remained unbeaten following the meet.

Williams Athletics took issue with BC swimmers wearing high-tech racing suits generally reserved for championship competition.

The suits didn’t appear to give the Eagles much of an advantage, though, as the Ephs hung tough with BC.
The men had their best performance in the 100-yard freestyle, with Dan Kelly and Nick Henze taking first and second, respectively. They finished at least a second ahead of any Williams swimmer. Emmett Johnson rounded out the top five in that race to give the Eagles an additional point.

BC’s women failed to place a single swimmer in the top slot in any race. The team’s best event came in the 200-yard breaststroke, in which Melissa Merwin and Samantha Couillard finished second and third behind Williams’ Megan Pierce. The Ephs swimmer hit the final wall a blistering three seconds before any other competitor could complete the race.

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