Roundup: Track Impresses At BU

Swimming

The BC swimming and diving teams had a long week with a pair of meets in Connecticut against the Fairfield stags and the University of Connecticut Huskies. The men’s team conquered the struggling Stags by a score of 186-107, while the women’s team outperformed their opponents 184-108.

BC men’s and women’s teams remained on top over all three top places during the 400M Medley Relay, while Fairfield bested BC’s women in the 1500M Freestyle. The sprint events fell heavily in BC’s favor, highlighted by a sweep of the top four places in the men’s 100M Breaststroke. The University of Connecticut swam past both the men’s and women’s teams the next day, edging BC out of the top spot in nearly every race, though an Eagle was often just shy of the lead.

Skiing

BC Skiing struggled in their second tournament of the year, falling to 16th place in the UVM Winter Carnival. The team failed to finish the men’s slalom race. But the women found a little more success on the slalom, with two racers finishing in the bottom half. Coming off of a less than stellar performance, BC skiing looks to turn things around in Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont next weekend for the St. Michael’s Carnival.

Track

BC met cross-town rival BU along with UMASS Lowell, Sacred Heart, and Delaware State at BU this week, where six BC runners set new personal records. Sophomore Devaun Bovell shined in this 60m hurdles, not only taking first place with a 8.34 time but also besting his previous PR in the event by 0.09 seconds (8.43). Five more Eagles would break their previous PR’s: James Newhouse, Tyler Hanson, Richard Lucas, and Nick Denari all broke their previous 3000 meter records while junior Ryan Cooney ran a 4:21.54 mile. Senior Collin Fedor bested the competition in the 800M while freshman Gabriel McLarnan crossed the finish line in third place.

The Eagles head back to BU for the Terrier Invitational next weekend.

Tennis

BC men’s tennis toppled Sacred Heart 7-0 on Saturday. Freshman pair Kent Mukai and Will Turner each won their singles matches by wide margins in two sets apiece before defeating Sacred Heart partners Justin Pagan and Cory Seltman 6-3. Sophomore Aidan McNulty looked to be on track for an easy singles win with a first set score of 6-0 before opponent Matthew Dean soared back to life, winning 7-6 in the second set. McNulty made short work of him in the third set, winning 6-3. Dean’s second set was the only set that Sacred Heart would take against BC. Meanwhile, women’s tennis struggled in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, losing a close contest to Louisiana State University, 3-4.

The singles matched fell in BC’s favor through the first half of the day, but LSU commanded singles play for the last three matches of the day. On the doubles courts, BC won 2 of 3 games, most notably, a nail-biting win for senior Jessica Wacnik and sophomore Lexi Borr over Joana Vale Costa and Noel Scott. The pair won in the tie-breaker 7-6. Both girls won both their singles and doubles matches for the day.

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