Swimming & Diving ACCtion: October 22-25
Oct. 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22
BC Men's, Women's Swimming Defeats Brandeis
The Boston College men's swimming and diving team registered its second win of the season last night, with a 149-109 dual meet win over Brandeis at the Linsey Pool. The women's team took first place in seven individual events and one relay.
John Maloy led the Eagles with wins in three events, including a standout performance in the 200 butterfly (1:58.17), BC's best performance in the event so far this season. Seven women took first place for the Eagles, including Sara Wahlberg in the 1000 yard freestyle (11:08.58).
Friday, October 24
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland swimming and diving started its season on the right foot defeating Johns Hopkins on Friday afternoon at the Eppley Center Natatorium.
The women, who defeated the Blue Jays, 185-95, kicked off the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay (1:37.81). The Terps went 1, 2, 3 in the 200 free as Laura Wright, who is back for the Red and Black after an injury sidelined her a year ago, took first with freshmen Ginny Glover and Lia Reich finishing second and third, respectively.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated South Carolina to open the 2008-09 season Friday in Columbia, S.C. The 10th-ranked women’s earned a 163-132 victory while the No. 15 men beat the Gamecocks 165-124.
The women started things off with a victory in the 200 medley relay. Mei Christensen, Katherine McDonnell, Kristen Wallace and Megan Evo combined to touch at 1:43.30.
Saturday, October 25
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Clemson to wrap up its season-opening road trip in South Carolina. The women, ranked 10th in the nation, earned a 169-131 victory while the 15th-ranked men beat the Tigers 189-105.
Three Virginia swimmers were triple-event winners against Clemson. Third-year Mei Christensen claimed the 100 back (54.51), 200 back (1:57.17) and 200 IM (2:03.25). The men were led by third-year Eric Olesen and fifth-year Ryan Hurley. Olesen won the 100 back (49.68), 100 fly (49.95), and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team. Hurley won both the 100 breast (56.96), and 200 breast (2:01.79) and was also a member of the victorious 200 medley relay team along with teammates Peter Geissinger and Scot Robison.
DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s swimming & diving team was back in action Saturday afternoon, competing in its first home meet of the 2008-09 campaign and earning dual meet victories over Miami and Campbell at the Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion.
The Blue Devils downed Campbell, 132-92, and edged out ACC rival Miami by a score of 129-104 as the squad recorded three pool records on the afternoon and improved to 3-0 on the early season.
BLACKSBURG, Va.- The Virginia Tech H2Okies opened the 2008-09 campaign in fashion by winning all four contests this afternoon at War Memorial Pool. The men took home a victory over ACC foe NC State 183-126, while the women posted a win against the Wolfpack 202-107. The H2Okies captured wins against West Virginia, 200-109 on the men’s side, and 199-93 on the women’s end. The H2Okies broke three records on the day in the men’s and women’s 200 medley relay events along with the women’s 200 IM.
“I am not surprised by the spirit of this team,” said head coach Ned Skinner. “This team never disappoints at home. I am a little surprised on how fast we swam this afternoon, especially with such a young core.”
DALLAS, TEXAS - Led by freshman Layne Brodie, the University of North Carolina's women's swimming and diving team tied for second place Saturday night in the Lady Mustang Dallas Classic at historic Perkins Natatorium on the Southern Methodist University campus. Brodie was the winner of the meet's prestigious high point award as Carolina tied the host Mustangs for second place with 16th-ranked USC taking the title.
Sixteenth-ranked USC took top honors with 327 points while 15th-ranked Carolina and 12th-ranked SMU tied for second with 301 points. The Mustangs won the final event, the 200-yard freestyle relay, to tie the Tar Heels in the standings, a fitting end after the two teams had spent most of the 18-event meet trading second place back and forth. No. 23 Wisconsin was fourth with 258, No. 25 Alabama was fifth with 232 and No. 20 Arizona State was sixth with 227.
The Boston College men's and women's swimming and diving teams both fell in dual meets at Bucknell. The men's team fell by a score of 174-126, while the women's team totaled 107 points to Bucknell's 182.
The Eagles were led by the efforts of Timothy Corrigan, who won the 200 yard butterfly (1:56.01) by a margin of over three seconds and recorded a victory in the 100 yard butterly (52.33) as well.