Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Tuesday, February 3
Feb. 3, 2009
Carolina's Depth Powers Tar Heels Past Wolfpack
The Tar Heel women led from start to finish in amassing their victory. UNC's men took the lead on the second event of the night 29-26 and never looked back. The Tar Heels and the Wolfpack each won eight events on the night and State triumphed in both relays. But UNC's depth in the 14 individual events, where UNC won eight of 14 contests, allowed the Tar Heels to outscore the Wolfpack by 36 points in the 2-3-4-5 spots in the 14 races combined.
Tyler Harris turned in the swim of the evening as he went 3:48.46 to win the 400-yard individual medley by 12.97 seconds over teammate Yi-Khy Saw. Harris broke the Casey Natatorium record in the event which had stood for 19 years since Virginia's Bill Smyth went 3:52.34 in 1990.
Boston College Swimming & Diving Competes at BU
Katie Fritsch had strong performances in the 100 yard backstroke (59.59) and the 200 yard backstroke (2:09.13), finishing second in both events.
Fritsch was also part of BC's second place 200 yard individual medley relay team (1:50.80), along with Michaela Morr, Caitlin Doherty, and Kelly Leahey.
The Eagles' 400 yard freestyle relay team of Leahey, Morr, Patricia Kautz, and Caroline Byron also placed second (3:36.94).